A combined team of Zambia Police and Ministry of Health officers yesterday apprehended a 30-year- old businessman of Liumena area of Sikongo District for selling assorted drugs suspected to have been stolen from a government hospital.
Acting Sikongo District Medical Officer Kawana Mulonda confirmed the development in Kalabo today.Mr Mulonda explained that the businessman was found selling assorted drugs with GRZ labels and suspected that he might have connived with a government pharmacist to obtain the drugs.
He disclosed that a number of boxes containing drugs with GRZ tags were found in the suspect’s shop and home.Mr Mulonda was not in a position to determine the exact names, amount and quantity of the drugs.
When questioned, the suspect maintained that he bought the drugs from Lusaka’s Kamwala market.Police are still holding the suspect as they carry out investigations so that he could be formerly charged.
Mr Mulonda has since warned government Pharmacists to desist from engaging in drug pilfering as the law would not spare them.
He however said the District hospital was at the moment equipped with enough drugs.