The Drug Enforcement Commission in Western Province has arrested one person for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in cannabis contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Bob Musialela Nosiku, 31, of Namakena Village in Limulunga District has been arrested for trafficking in forty-three balls of dry loose cannabis weighing 1.84 kilogrammes and cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 500.2 kilogrammes in a field behind his house.
Meanwhile, the Commission in Southern Province has arrested Kineta Chigwagwa, a female small scale farmer of unknown age, in Ndongo Village of Kalomo District for trafficking in 165 kilogrammes of loose cannabis.
And, the Commission has also arrested Francis Simpati, 32, a businessman of Kabanda Village in Sinazongwe District for being in possession of counterfeit notes amounting to K 8, 200.00 in K 100 bills. The suspect was apprehended as he was about to transact with an unsuspecting shop attendant.
The Commission wishes to advise members of the public to study the features of the Zambian Kwacha notes and always report any suspicious notes to avoid becoming victims of unscrupulous individuals behind the spate of counterfeit notes.
All suspects are in Police custody and will appear in court soon.