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DEC nabs 9 people for unlawful cultivation, trafficking of cannabis

• Commission arrests Alex Chanda for trafficking in 3,261 balls of cannabis.
• DEC also arrests Vincent Mwape for trafficking in 52 Kilograms of loose cannabis.
• The suspects are currently in police custody awaits court appearance.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested nine (9) people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in over 767 Kilograms of cannabis contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga said in Luapula Province, the Commission arrested Alex Chanda, a male aged 22 years of Daison Village in Nchelenge District for trafficking in 3,261 balls of cannabis weighing 8.86 Kilograms.
Mr. Kamanga stated that in a separate incident, the Commission also arrested Vincent Mwape, a male aged 57 years of Chabala Village in Chembe District for trafficking in 52 Kilograms of loose cannabis while another suspect identified as Sam Mwanakatwe Chiluba, a male aged 29 years of Chief Nsonga area in Milenge District was arrested for unlawful cultivation of 10.2 Kilograms of fresh cannabis plants.
He further revealed that the Commission arrested Davis Kasongo, a male aged 36 years of Mwansabombwe Village in Chembe District for trafficking in 22 Kilograms of loose cannabis while in Southern Province, it arrested Harry Bubala, a male aged 53 years of Kataba Area in Mazabuka District for unlawful cultivation of 610 Kilograms of cannabis plants and trafficking in 713 grams of cannabis.
“In Southern Province, the Commission has arrested Harry Bubala, a male aged 53 years of Kataba Area in Mazabuka District for unlawful cultivation of 610 Kilograms of cannabis plants and trafficking in 713 grams of cannabis. In Muchinga Province, the Commission has arrested Kenneth Bowa, a male aged 29 years of Chifumu Village in Chinsali District for unlawful cultivation of 35.6 Kilograms of fresh cannabis plants and trafficking in 8.6 Grams of loose cannabis,”he said.

Mr. Kamanga explained that in a separate incident, the Commission arrested Osward Siwakwi, a male aged 59 years of the same Village in Chinsali District for unlawful cultivation of 15 Kilograms of fresh cannabis plants and trafficking in 20 Grams of loose cannabis and 4.8 Grams of cannabis seeds.
“In North-Western Province, the Commission has arrested Elvis Kalinyongi, a male aged 35 years of Kewumba Area in Ikelengi District for trafficking in 8 Kilograms of loose cannabis. In a separate incident, Larry Sachandu, a male aged 28 years of Kachiza Area has been arrested for trafficking in 5.4 Kilograms of loose cannabis, “he added
He said the suspects are currently in police custody and will appear in court.

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