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DEC Arrests Seven For Trafficking In Over Four Tonnes Of Cannabis

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested seven (7) people involving three (3) Zimbabwean and four (4) Zambian nationals in Eastern Province for trafficking in over 4 tonnes of cannabis, contrary to Chapter 96 of the laws of Zambia.

The three Zimbabweans include; Daniel Chikanikise, 29, a driver jointly charged with Joseph Moyo, 31, for trafficking in 3.47 tonnes of loose cannabis and Rabecca Moyo, 48, a business woman for trafficking in 667 kilograms of loose cannabis.

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo who confirmed the development to Smart Eagles said the trio was at the time of arrest, discovered to have been using fake Zambian NRC’s that were fraudulently obtained.

“Other four suspects include Ireen Chisenga Haamunji, 38, a business woman of Serenje District, jointly charged with Ashlaf Mbewe, 33, of the same abode for trafficking in 520 kilograms of loose cannabis and Alex Nyanga, 38, of House number 68/175 Masauko Kanyama in Lusaka jointly charged with Misheck Nyambe, 48, of Chilanga District in Lusaka for trafficking in 15 kilograms of loose cannabis,” Ms. Katongo said.

Ms. Katongo disclosed that the suspects were intercepted at a police check point in Lundazi District on a Mitsubishi Fuso track Registration Number ABE 2005 that was coming from Malawi En-route to Lusaka.

Meanwhile, the Commission in Southern Province has also arrested a small-scale farmer identified as Lovewel Simamba, 58, of Namonga village in Mazabuka for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 1.9 tonnes.

And in a similar incident, the Commission in North Western Province has arrested Fredrick Kyamatanda, 47, of St. Francis in Solwezi for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 215 kilograms.

All suspects are in Police custody and will appear in court soon.

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11 Comments

  1. Brian Chisenga

    Let the law take its course

  2. Davies

    Picture is not matching it is showing fresh canabis in farm field bt u measured in tones were did u get that picture.

    • DR MINYAK

      Yes picture is not showing where did you get that fresh ⛲ cannabis

  3. Pat Rica

    Be fair Ba DEC u forget that u re the one who sell those drugs to people again ! Y can’t u set them free canabies is good its prevents from brain cancer and its gives strength. Also me am a smoker since wen I was 13 and it gave no effect. Am not addicted I can stop anytime, any day so I think u shud also give certificates to people like me kaili am just a smoker 💨

  4. Tom

    Kkkkkkkkk im just passing give me a way

  5. Samson Ndhlovu

    Why asserting them look how the way economy is in our country just leave them its how they used to survive

  6. Reasoning

    Free Mutika Mungwila the young woman who was jailed 10 years for smoking not trafficking. Just smoking one ball of marijuana sourced from someone where else and she gets 10 years is not justice and it’s not fair. Where are the big time drug dealers some of them politically connected?

  7. SKYP E WESTPETERS

    CommentTHIS IS HOW YOU ARE
    GOVERNMENT -YOU FAIL TO CONTROL CHILUBI WAR EVEN TO INVESTIG THE SPRAYING WHICH IS GOIN IN THE COUNTRY CRIMINALS ARE SET FREE WHILE BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE BEING CUSTOD

  8. chuusi

    ah ah ah i thought you legalised it mmm i was planing to plant 1 hector

  9. Sparta

    I dont beg 4 a no weed is my best friend!!!kkk be careful next time

  10. KINGFISHER

    set them free if not then pay for their children ku sikulu

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