• Abdul Nurra is a key player in Zambia of an organised trafficking network spanning east and southern Africa.
• Nura has been on the Commission’s wanted list for some time now.
• He was picked up with six others in a special operation conducted on 24th July, 2023.
Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Tanzanian national believed to be the main supplier of heroin in Lusaka’s notorious Chibolya compound.
Commission Public Relations Officer Hussein Khan told Money FM News in a statement that Abdul Nurra, also known as Mbiya Kayombo is a key player in Zambia of an organised trafficking network spanning east and southern Africa.
Mr. Khan explained that Nura has been on the Commission’s wanted list for some time now and has evaded arrest on a couple of occasions.
“He was picked up with six others in a special operation conducted on 24th July, 2023. Nurra’s arrest has significantly disrupted the Zambian operations of this criminal network,” Mr. Khan stated.
He said the suspect has been nabbed for Trafficking in 20.72 grams of heroin and 6.72 grams of cocaine, contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
“The arrest of Nurra is a show of determination and commitment on the part of the DEC to stump out the illicit drug trade in Zambia by identifying and arresting key players. The Commission would like inform the public that it has heightened its surveillance measures and will leave no stone unturned in its quest to bring drug traffickers to book,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Khan revealed that the Commission on the Copperbelt has arrested Eustace Musompo, 27 for Trafficking in 10.63 grams of cocaine, contrary to section 15 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act No. 35 of 2021 of the Laws of Zambia.
“Musompo was nabbed in Kitwe after the Commission received reports of cocaine trafficking in the city. A Toyota Mark X has been seized in relation to this matter. The suspects are detained in lawful custody and will appear in court soon,” Mr. Khan added.