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DEC arrest popular local musician “’Dandy Crazy’ for trafficking in Cannabis

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he Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on the Copperbelt has arrested popular local musician “’Dandy Crazy’ for trafficking in Cannabis.

And the commission in Lusaka has arrested a 26 year old Zimbabwean woman for trafficking in ephedrine.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by DEC Public Relations Officer Samuel Silomba.

Mr Silomba said Dandy Crazy whose real names are Moses Wesley Chibambo 36, residing at house No. 4817 Ndeke village, Kitwe has been arrested for trafficking in 14grammes of cannabis concealed in the pocket of his trousers and also in the compartment of his unregistered Toyota progress.

Mr Silomba also disclosed that Yvonne Chada, 26 of house no. 205 Tamboti Denvil Johannesburg, South Africa has been arrested for trafficking in 10.2kg of ephedrine.

He said the suspect was intercepted at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on arrival from India en-route to South Africa.

And Mr Silomba has said more than 40 people countrywide have been arrested for trafficking in illegal drugs in the last five (5) days and the suspects will appear in court soon.

In another development, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested two Immigration officers in Kazungula district in Southern province for various corruption offences.

The offences include being in possession of obscene materials, abuse of authority of office, theft, possession of property reasonably suspect to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained, and theft by
public servant and fraudulent false accounting.

This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by ACC Acting Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.

Ms Chibwe said the duo Christine Banda Lukwesa 44, of plot no 1156 Kazungula, an Immigration Assistant and Nasilele Sakubita Namate 35, of house No. DNB 297 Dambwa North an Assistant Registration Officer were arrested on 5th March 2013 and face six charges between them.

She explained that on the first count, Mr Namate being a public officer in the National Registration Citizenship and Passports office with intent to defraud, did make entries on the quadruplicate of receipts purporting to show that some named person had paid cash when in fact not.

She further said on the second count Mr Namate also stole original government receipts valued at K310,000 (KR310), property of the government of the republic of Zambia which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.

Ms Chibwe said the two offences occurred on dates unknown but between 31st May 2007 and 24th May 2009.

She affirmed that on the same dates, Ms Lukwesa failed to account for possession of 26 original government receipts serial numbers reasonably suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The ACC Public Relations Officer also revealed that on dates unknown but between 2nd June 2008 and 29th January 2009, jointly and while working together with another unknown person, MS Lukwesa did steal general receipt book valued at K2.5 million (KR2500) property of the government of Zambia.

“On another count, Ms Lukwesa also did have in her control or possession property namely two houses at plot No 1151 and Plot No. 1156 in Kazungula, Hino Ranger truck registration number AJB 7426, Toyota Hiace minibus registration Number AJB 7416, Toyota Sprinter registration number AJB 6772 and Toyota Mark II registration number AJB 7413 altogether valued at K437, 941,215 reasonably suspected to have been acquired fraudulently” she said.

And on the final count Ms Chibwe said on 24th May 2009 Ms Lukwesa did have in her possession four (4) obscene cinematographic films tending to corrupt morals contrary to section 177 (1) (a) of the penal code chapter 87 volume 7 of the laws of Zambia.

Ms Chibwe disclosed that the two suspects appeared in court yesterday and pled not guilty to all their respective charges.

ZANIS

44 COMMENTS

  1. Genesis 1 vs 29 says “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat”.Why ukwikata umuntu over a herb God gave mankind as food.Mano ayabi sana.The dude should be released.High time they legalized the plant too.

  2. Let’s see whose case will reach judgement earlier: Dandy Crazy or Akapelwa? Because Dandy sand the PF national anthem, I expect the Director of Public Prosecutions to delay the case and in the end enter a nolle prosecu… Meanwhile, I predict that Susiku Akapelwa, for calling sata stupid, will be jailed by tuesday next week. In zambia we have even lost our sense of humour! The air in the country stinks!

    • THE CASE INVOLVING DEFAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT IS STRAIGHT FORWARD WHILE THE CASES MENTIONED ARE A BIT MORE COMPLICATED AND REQUIRE A LOT OF EVIDENCE, SO, YOU ARE RIGHT TO SAY DEFAMATION CASE WILL BE DEALT WITH SWIFTLY.

  3. I am of ze opinion DEC shud b following serious cases bcoz a simple cost-benefit analysis will attest to ze fact dat it was not worth it pursuing ze singer as far as Luanshya for a mere 14grammes of cannabis, surely wat is the value in relation 2 costs incurred 2 arrest him. 4 yo information in Holland they even hav cafes wer pipo can freely enjoy the stuff. Why all the intimidation over fwaka ya chingoni!

  4. Hahahaha kekekeke BEST friend of the leader!! The king even honored him on independence day. PF awe mwe!
    I can’t even want to read what he was trafficking, I guess is what is commonly consumed at plot 1.

  5. 14 grams is nothing. Come on. Let the man go. Trafficking, as if he had huge quantities. Such a small amount calls for a fine of less than 30 US dollars, or a week of community service. Ba DEC, follow the real drug dealers. Follow the heroin trail from Tanzania to Chibolya.

    • IT MAYBE NOTHING IN QUANTITY BUT THE DAMAGE IT CAN CAUSE IS SERIOUS. WORSE STILL THE AUTHORITY DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH WAS HIDDEN AND FOR HOW LONG HE HAS BEEN DEALING IN THE SAME. SO, THE LAW SHOULD DEAL WITH THESE CHAPS WHO DEFILE SOCIETY WITH SUCH SUBSTANCES IN A VERY FIRM WAY.

    • What was the intent in this case selling or consumption?? They have to ask him the source regardless of the intent

  6. at the headline I thought “Dandy Crazy moving that weight eh” then see its 14 gramms…charge him for posession give him a fine and let him go..prisons too overcrowded as it is….

  7. Donchi kubeba ….. haashiiishii………….donkey kubeba hashishi, do hashiiiiishiii……… !!!!!!! and so the nation became confused like it had donchi hashishi kubeba……. hassshiiiiiiiishsshshsiiisi…….PF!!!!!!!!!!

  8. kumu vuta chabe Dandy! i mean look at the guy ali ba forever high, why would anyone even get surprised about it and 14g only?! Wasting time and tax payers money atase
    …. at least Focus your energy on those immigration people at kazungula because believe me it is not just those two who have a case to answer, that is just a tip of the ice berg. fraudulent activities go on there daily in full view of everyone. it has been so for years.

    • YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED WITH REASON. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT ENTIRELY AGREE THAT YOUR D CRAZY MUST BE LEFT SCOT-FREE. CHILDREN LOOK TO ARTISTS MORE THAN THEY DO TO POLITICIANS. SO, THEY ARE READILY AND EASILY EMULATED BY MOSTLY YOUNG PEOPLE. D CRAZY MUST BE TAUGHT A GOOD LESSON.

    • Point taken Peter but please dont get me wrong, i do not condone his habit at all. The thing is he has been like this ever since. Why make a big deal of arresting him now.
      I say go after the guy who supplies Dandy and Suggest rehab to Dandy = had we such facilities because as others have already rightly pointed out my guess is, that amount was for his own consumption… Am just saying there are bigger fishes out there for DEC to fry.

    • Is it ba MMD or UPND after him? Rule by Law, ma please haaasshiiiiissshiiii donchi kubeba…………………….hashi hashishiiiiii Dont worry he will be pardoned since he has the highest medal in Zed for hasshiisshiilllliiiiiiiiiiii donchi kubeba hashi donchi kubeba and also endorsed by airtel, zambitious…….. he is hashishsiiiii zambitious airtel donchi kubeba…………………..

  9. At state house, there is “mutoto”, PF praise singer is a ganja man! What is happening to the country 🙂

  10. For sure dont trouble Dandy Crazy it is waste of time to be tracking our stars over little Ganja for smoking, he did not traffic in Dobo and he does not smoke in public washi mulekonkakoka. please follow serious issues if he had kilos of dobo yes, imwe ba DEC you know your uncles and grands who smoke at your villages and even in public why dont you arrest them first, lets be fair with our Artist. all you would have done was to caution him, we all smoked before.

  11. How do you arrest someone with ganja meant for his consumption and label him as a drug trafficker.I don’t think he is a pusher.What I want to believe is that Dandy is being silenced.I have reliable info that Dandy is about to release a song to apologize to the Zambian people for being part of this Gon’ga government during campaigns as his song was so critical in duping the Zambian populace into voting for this lie riddled boma!My appeal to Dandy is to release this song even behind prison walls.Good luck King Dandy.

  12. I smoke cannabis everyday. I dare the drug enforcement to come & arrest me.

    Thanks,

    Mushota
    (PhD student & renowned cannabis consumer)

  13. I smoke cannabis every day. I dare the Drug Enforcement Commission to come and arrest my PhD asss.

    Thanks,

    Mushota
    (PhD student & economic refugee)

  14. this is not the real Mushota, sorry Dandy the law is the law
    he needs to stay away from drugs, drugs have killed a lot
    of musians

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