The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested three Tanzanians and two Zambian nationals for trafficking in heroin and cocaine.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Deputy Public Relations Officer, Mutale Chileshe.
Mr. Chileshe disclosed that Feruzi Salimu Maulidi, 35, a Tanzanian Businessman residing in Kabanana Compound in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with Alick Mwanza, 26, and Isaac Mwale, 25, both of Chazanga compound in Lusaka for trafficking in 2,773 sachets of heroin and 167 sachets of cocaine.
Mr Chileshe also said that in a separate incidence, Feruzi Salimu Maulidi, 35, has been arrested and jointly charged with Anthumani Maulidi for trafficking in 19 sachets of heroin.
Also charged separately is Abillah Abebi, 29, a Tanzanian Mechanic of Kabangwe area in Lusaka for trafficking in heroin powder, granules and raw opium.
Mr Chileshe said the five suspects were intercepted in Lusaka’s Kabangwe area.
The suspects are in Police custody and will appear in court soon.