DEC arrests three people for trafficking in cannabis

Written by on June 17, 2021

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested three people for trafficking in illicit drugs contrary to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 35 of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia.

DEC Public relations officer Mathias Kamanga says in Central Province, the Commission has arrested Oliver Chiyobwa a male aged 48 of Chilaika Village for trafficking in 12.6 Kilograms of loose cannabis.

Mr Kamanga says Chiyobwa  was arrested after he was found with cannabis that was concealed in a yellow plastic bag and a carton box covered in the chicken run outside his house.

He further says whilst  In Lusaka Province, the Commission has arrested Boston Sakala a male aged 21 of Chawama Compound for trafficking in 3.12 grams of Heroin and 23.3 grams of Cannabis.

Meanwhile Mr Kamanga says in Eastern Province has arrested Jonas Mpundu a male aged 37 of Libala Compound in Lusaka for being in possession of counterfeit notes worth K 28,400 and USD 300 which is contrary to Section 358 of the Penal Code Cap 87.

Mr Kamanga says Mpundu was arrested in Kapata Market in Chipata after he was found with the counterfeit notes that were in the pocket of his pair of trousers. 

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