11 August 2012

Zambia: DEC Arrests Four for Drug Trafficking

THE Drug Enforcement Commission has busted a drug ring in Lusaka's Chibolya Township and arrested four suspected traffickers.

Equipment used for injecting illicit drugs has been impounded from the suspects who were found with 20 sachets of heroin and 22,000 sachets of the banned tujilijili.

The suspects were apprehended from a well-known 'Jab house' in Chibolya Township in a swoop aimed at cracking illegal drug dealing which is on the upswing in the capital city.

Officers discovered the banned tujilijili alcoholic beer in sachets concealed in polythene bags.

DEC public relation officer Samuel Silomba named the suspects as Chinyama Kapeshi Sangambo, 24, Lawrence Banda, 29, Jones Banda, 27, and Hendricks Musonda, 34, all of Lusaka.

They have been jointly charged for trafficking in 20 sachets of heroin and 1.6 kilogrammes of loose cannabis.

DEC has also arrested two small-scale farmers, Gazani Daka, 29, of Jojo village in Chipata and Simukonda Chilimukwiza, 67, of Chazyoka Village in Isoka for trafficking 2.3 kilogrammes and 1.5 kilogrammes of loose cannabis respectively.

The suspects will appear in court soon.

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