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Drug dealer dies at Nakonde border after swallowing 75 pellets of cocaine

General News Drug dealer dies at Nakonde border after swallowing 75 pellets of cocaine

FILE: DRUG Enforcement Commission (DEC) public relations officer Samuel Silomba looks at the exhibit of the largest single seizure of cocaine weighing 13.2 kilogrammes. Among other items seized were DVD players and baby powder containers where the drugs were concealed
FILE: DRUG Enforcement Commission (DEC) public relations officer Samuel Silomba looks at the exhibit of the largest single seizure of cocaine weighing 13.2 kilogrammes. Among other items seized were DVD players and baby powder containers where the drugs were concealed

A 41 year–old Tanzanian national has died at Nakonde border in Muchinga province after allegedly swallowing 75 pellets of cocaine.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo has confirmed the development in a press statement released to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.

Ms. Katongo said the deceased who has been identified as Saidi Mwishehe Maya was coming from Morogoro, Tanzania when he collapsed at Nakonde bus stop and was rushed to Nakonde first level referral health centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Ms. Katongo said the post-mortem carried out on Maya has revealed that one of the 75 pellets of cocaine burst in his stomach national thereby causing severe intoxication by the drug.

Ms. Katongo said that the Tanzanian national was about to board a Lusaka bound bus en route to South Africa when he met his fate.

The DEC Public Relations Officer has since warned that the Commission would like to caution members of the public to be alert and desist from being used as drug couriers as the vice can lead to serious health implications including death.

Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Commission in Luapula province has arrested a 17 year-old peasant farmer of Shijohn village in Chief Kambwali’s area for trafficking in 1.42 kilograms of cannabis.

Also arrested in Luapula province is Chiba Musonda, 34, a businessman of Chandwe village in Chief Kambwali’s area for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 1.34 kilograms and Albert Chipamba, 20, of the same village for trafficking in 950 grams of loose cannabis.

The suspects will appear in court soon.

17 COMMENTS

  1. It is good that this drug mule has been killed by the drugs that he was delivering to destroy other people’s lives. There should be no mercy for drug lords and their mules.

  2. ironic because i was just finished watching the movie blow….drugs usually have one result in life..we all should know what that result is…MHSRIP

  3. The story in the watchdog is sheer stupidity,how can DEC despite their idiocy of kate nake a person swallow 75 pellets.the truth of the matter is that tanzanians nowadays are the keading mules and tge world has come to know.only last week anotger fool died in india in a similar fashion.even their goverment has raised red alert against its citizens .hong kong alone has about 400 tanzanuans in its jails,china about 200,south africa about 150 and some are in brazil and another big nunber across europe.so these guys are mules our useless DEC must step down the peddle even thise exiting through zimbabwe must be taken on as suspects and scanned

    • Its true, these Tanzanians are among the biggest drug mules in East, Central and Southern Africa.

      If you’ve been to Dar especially, you will have noticed how people love high lifestyles.. good cars, clothes,phones, drinking and partying and expensive stuff in general, yet a very good number are uneducated ( BTW the quality of eduaction in TZ is below grade 6 in general… POOR).

      So, how else would these morons fund their expensive lifestyle if they dont deal in illegal stuff like drugs??

      FOOLISH WATANZANIA.

  4. Its not true , the man cannot swallow 75 parents of cocaine, its too much for him, iam sure he inserted some pamatako. anyway he died a peaceful dealth

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