The Drug Enforcement Commission has again conducted a raid on Lusaka’s notorious drugs den Chibolya compound and arrested forty two (42) people for trafficking in various quantities of cannabis.
DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo in a statement to QFM News said those arrested include Samson Mawele, 24, a garden boy residing in Chibolya for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 1.2kg and an 18 year old boy also of Chibolya for trafficking in 804 grams of loose cannabis.
Ms Katongo says others arrested and jointly charged are Memory Sakala, 25, a housewife and Humphrey Banda, 21, both of Chibolya compound for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 2.953kg.
Also arrested is Timothy Singoyi, 32, of Kanyama compound for trafficking in 455 grams of loose cannabis, Kingsley Sisuku, 28, also of Kanyama compound for trafficking in 192 grams of cannabis and Victor Kangali, 21, of the same area for trafficking in 168 grams of loose cannabis.
Ms Katongo says the forty two suspects were apprehended on Tuesday after DEC conducted two operations in Chibolya compound.
Meanwhile, the Commission in North Western Province has arrested Evans Chipango, 25, a peasant farmer of M8 area in Kabompo District for trafficking in 1.7kg of cannabis and Hilary Kamboyi, 28, of Mandandi area in Kabompo for trafficking in 900g of loose cannabis.
All suspects will appear in court soon.