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Zambian Arrested In Atlanta For $5.8 Million Cocaine Possession

A Zambian national Alick Banda and a native of Tanzania Abubakar Sakapala have been arrested in the USA for drug conspiracy and possession for allegedly transporting more than 150 kgs of cocaine worth $5.8 million.

According to the indictment by the US Department of Justice of Northern Georgia, Banda is 27 years old and based in Texas while Sakapala is 40 and is based in Maryland.

BELOW IS THE FULL INDICTMENT OF BANDA AND SAKAPALA

Two men indicted on drug charges for transporting more than 150 kilograms of cocaine to Georgia

NEWNAN, Ga. – Abubakar Sakapala and Alick Banda have been charged by a federal grand jury with drug conspiracy and possession charges for transporting cocaine from Texas to Georgia in a tractor-trailer. Their scheme was uncovered during a general motor carrier compliance inspection on Interstate 20 in Haralson County, Georgia.

“Sakapala and Banda allegedly transported cocaine to Georgia with a street value of approximately $5.8 million,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “However, thanks to the efforts of our law enforcement partners, these defendants were stopped before they had a chance to deliver this poison to our streets.”

“This cocaine posed a clear and present danger to the citizens of this country, however, because of great police work these drugs will never reach the intended consumer,” said Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division. “The successful prosecution of this case illustrates that fruitful results can be achieved through the cooperative efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement.”

According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the indictment, and other information presented in court: On March 13, 2018, Georgia State Patrol (“GSP”) stopped a tractor-trailer traveling along Interstate 20 in Haralson County, Georgia for a general motor carrier compliance inspection. Sakapala was driving the tractor-trailer at the time. GSP found Banda allegedly attempting to hide in the sleeper compartment of the tractor by laying under some covers.

GSP questioned Sakapala, who gave them inconsistent statements about how he had acquired the tractor-trailer. GSP examined Sakapala’s driver’s log and noticed he falsely reported that he was off duty at the time of the stop. GSP also questioned Banda, who told them he had driven the tractor-trailer during parts of the trip.

Upon obtaining consent to search the tractor and trailer, GSP opened the trailer and immediately observed that the back wall of the trailer was made out of plywood. GSP removed the plywood and found a concealed compartment, or “trap,” with a sheet metal door. From the trap, GSP removed seven bags, which contained approximately 152 individually wrapped kilogram-sized bundles of cocaine. The approximate street value of this cocaine is $5.8 million. DEA agents were called to the scene to seize the drugs, taking Sakapala and Banda into custody.

Abubakar Sakapala, 40, of Calverton, Maryland, and Alick Banda, 27, of Richardson, Texas have been charged by a federal grand jury with drug conspiracy and drug possession charges for transporting cocaine from Texas to Georgia in a tractor-trailer. Members of the public are reminded that the indictment only contains charges. The defendants are presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove the defendants’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney DeLana Jones is prosecuting the case.

56 Comments

  1. ichinyo

    two bad for sakala and banda

  2. zeke man

    Shame on u banda

  3. King cool

    Sorry for that, hard luck

  4. kazeya

    That is why Trump wants them out of the USA!

  5. black spider

    Yaba….wasiya dobo kuno u go vyalos….
    Achimwene adada mwatisebanya…

  6. Connie muyunda

    Too bad Guy’s, you will suffer due to your selfishness.

  7. excellence

    too bad legendaries

  8. Kyakilika

    Too bad Zambians utulo they are easily conned and later dubbed. More will face this problems.

  9. Joseph

    too bad, that is bad lucky

  10. fikashala

    that’s good ebwaume ukufwaya ulupiya

  11. Pamusebo

    Niulule?

  12. GENIOUS SOGOLA JERE

    Ifisanga baume

  13. Memory keziah Lang's

    Those culprits must be brought to justice,,,,,,,,,

  14. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle

    Wishing the idiots a quick recoverly

  15. PROFESSOR JUNIOR

    With God nothing is impossible.
    With Satan every thing is impossible.
    Chose yours guys.

  16. Great Greater Greatest

    5.8 Million US dollars! Ebaume aba! Noti ba Kambwili baiba bapangafye utumaflati tutatu

  17. Shaka

    It is no longer news, people are hungry for money.It’s better than stealing from the already poor people.

  18. kaoma

    Kikikikiki mwasha dobo mu zambia mwaya kwabene iyeeee,awe cansoni

  19. kufikilisha

    Don’t blame them, they’re working in a farm in usa.

  20. benu benu

    too bad

  21. Kamata

    I didnt see any where where it is writen that banda is a zambian, he might as well be a malawian.

  22. kaseba mumba

    Too bad man

  23. Johnsano

    Money money moneeey Uuuuuu.

  24. Jk

    chaipa achimwene!

  25. RB

    Balume ngaongao

  26. Simwaka William

    People that like silver plate have ended in this way because they don’t to work .nothing shall come for free work and the best benefit is yours my .police in USA are not corrupt like other policeman, they work at the expense of saving their nation than being corrupted for nothing. Save the kingdom of God then the blessings shall be added or granted to you.who ?those that work with the heart of truth.

    • Mumba Wa Sanga

      Ati police in US are not corrupt. What planet do you live on?? Come to Baltimore MD and extra extra read the news.

  27. Alick Epikaizo

    Koswe mupoto caught in the USA.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  28. fk

    and when they come back, we think they do genuine jobs kansi bayensa chabe tractor ya weed

  29. Morrischongo

    To bad for u Guy’s,u just to be patience the judgement will follow u Guy’s

  30. GM

    Bad luck guys,why taking lamulo kumanja

  31. Maybin

    Muzainvela jele kubaba. Every free things comes with consequences.

  32. joseph

    Easternas why sure si mu Zambia boys

  33. Kenneth

    Hope God to see them through

  34. Uncle lemo

    Money money money kuli one aa

  35. clever Munakanyemba

    Too bad comrades. U thought that was zambia where thy condone nosens due to corruption in the name of christianity.thats y as a country,learn to punish offenders so that when they go to foreign countries they should not misbehave becouse musebanya sana!…..

  36. kk

    let them face de law of Zambia

  37. jestone pelete

    Malilo yakuilombela mwasha bupuba mumwenu mwaya nabo kumbi mwamona nomba.lobe boi kuti ubi akubepa sure mubweleko ngamwafuma

  38. Mumba Wa Sanga

    Ba Zambia always running to conclusions just because of the last name. The guy might be Nigerian with a stolen Zambian passport or he might be from our other province of 🇲🇼. He might be American too , who knows. Let’s wait for the Zambian embassy in the US to say something.

  39. chewizo

    Eeiya u will dance to dere tunes,,bad lucky

  40. Nkonkosheni

    Mwamuna nimwamuna u hv tryed guyz.

    • kufahakurambwe

      Well said.. Most of the comments here are truly a reflection of the average Joe Zambian mentality. We celebrate a fellow Zambians fall while turning a blind eye to the broad day light ‘kansatu’ that’s happening in our own country by foreigners. I guess anything foreign is better. You are fools and truly deserve the abundant poverty being inflicted on you. You idiots were handed Independence on a silver plate and drunk/ danced the night away. Only problem is you never stopped the partying. Vipeza bamuna.

  41. JD

    May God have mercy on you guys cause life ain’t easy anywhere

  42. Thomas banda

    Jx work had guys nxt time they wont catch you….

  43. mulase

    Hard lucky guys. Iam so sure they wea sent by someone big.Trump may be invol….naleka!!

  44. Ironman

    USA is a teaching aid lets wait & see

  45. Simon

    Kikikikikiki banyamata ngaongao

  46. Simon Diarra Ama Blacks

    Ndiye bumuna ubo guys ah continue putting Zambia on De Map

  47. fly kezeeee

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cocaine too bad for guys.

  48. Jamal banda

    SAKAPALA HE WORK FOR THE FEDS . HE JUST SNITCH ON PEOPLE IN DC AND NOW HIS ABOUT TO GO AND DISTROY TEXAS HIS ABOUT TO GIVE EVERY ONE WHOS WORKING WIT HIM HOPE HIS GONNA GET A DEAL .SAKAPALA HIS BITCH ASS NIGGAR NOW HIS GONNA SOMEONE HIS BITCH WHEN HE GET TO THE FED

    • Dee Pee

      Liked your comment u sound like a real one fuck dem snitches

  49. stebbin

    hard luck comrads,but if u ar found guilty,u wil go for a long time.25yrsminimum.amarican judges are merciless especially on drugs.be strong.

  50. Tay Aje

    Tough luck my man Ricky. You will always be part of big beats man. ❤️

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