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DEC nabs couple for cannabis cultivation

General News DEC nabs couple for cannabis cultivation

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in North-western province has arrested a couple for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing
over 700 kgs.

DEC Assistant Public Relations Officer Chibu Mwansa said Kalombo Muchinyi, 23, a Bricklayer
of Chiyeke area in Chavuma district, has been arrested and jointly charged with his wife of the same abode for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 725kgs.

Ms. Mwansa confirmed the arrest in a statement to the Zambia News and Information Services in Lusaka today.

Meanwhile, Ms. Mwansa said at the weekend, the commission arrested more than 50 people countrywide for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in various quantities of cannabis.

She said among those arrested and jointly charged include, John Sawendele, 62, of Chiyeke area in Chavuma district, who is jointly charged with Hintu Maseka, 29, a peasant farmer
and Collins Sawendele,19, all of the same area for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 11.5kgs.

She further said DEC also arrested Emmanuel Kapanda, 35 of Manyinga area in Kabompo district for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 4 kgs and Kennedy Sambaulu, 25, of
Muselepete area in Kasempa district for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 3.5 kgs.

Ms Mwansa said others arrested Tarick Kasanga, 20, a student at a named institute for
trafficking in 26.4kgs of loose cannabis, Edith Kapasa, 51, a businesswoman for trafficking in 11.5kgs of loose cannabis and Grey Munsene, 64, a peasant farmer for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 3.4kgs.

She said these were arrested in Namwala district in Southern province.

And in Luapula province, commission has arrested Godfrey Mpundu, 46, a peasant farmer of Munduli village in Samfya district for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 13.7kgs.

She said all the suspects will appear in court soon.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I am sure we are waiting for an NGO from Seattle to come and help us understand Marijuana… eish! Let them grow it, just legislate it for crying out loud!! Resistance is no longer cool.

  2. Interesting…The same western agencies that declared this substance dangerous and pushed the father (of a hard core drug addict who himself was an alleged user of the same) in one FTJ Kafupi to create the most evil law enforcement agency in Zambia known as DEC, these same western agencies are coming back to say no you must legalise this drug. So much hypocrisy.

  3. The heads look good…i need grade A zolo for medical use… Pls ba DEC allow pipo to grow and smoke the natural weed…stop mistreating innocent villagers when even most of your agents smoke the weed.

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