DEC assistant public relations officer Julie Mukumwa has told Mwebantu in a statement that Benjah Mumba also known as Danger Mwanza was arrested for trafficking in 382.4 Kilograms of loose cannabis.
Ms Mukumwa in Eastern Province, the Commission arrested and jointly charged Sunday Njoku, 43 and Raphael Ganizani, 29 for trafficking in 3.99 Kilograms of heroin and 842 grams of Cocaine.
She said the two were arrested in Chipata with the drugs which were destined for Lusaka.
And on the Copperbelt, the Commission has arrested Oliver Siame 33 of Plot 50, 9th Street in Chingola for trafficking in 248 sachets of Heroin that were concealed in a desktop computer and in a Toyota Corolla with registration number ACV 4652 which is believed to have been the vehicle that was being used for deliveries of the drugs.
She said both the drugs and the motor vehicle have been seized.
Ms Mukumwa said in Lusaka Province, the Commission arrested Timothy Kanyanta 34 of Chirundu District for trafficking in 361 sachets of Heroin.
“Meanwhile, the Commission in Lusaka has also arrested and jointly charged Ben Shonga, 31 and Hutchingson Muzoka 39 both of John Laing for trafficking in 530.3 Kilograms of loose cannabis.
The suspects are currently in police custody and will appear in court soon,” she said.
And Ms Mukumwa says the Commission is saddened by the increase in the number of people abusing drugs in the country which is resulting in various social ills.
“These drugs are coming from various countries in the region and beyond and it is unfortunate that Zambians are the ones being used in trafficking the said drugs. These cases have become rampant in Lusaka, Copperbelt, Muchinga and Eastern provinces,” she said.
Ms Mukumwa has since warned drug traffickers that sooner or later the long arm of the law shall catch up with them.
She said the Commission has heightened its operations at entry points and various places across the country to ensure that all perpetrators are brought to book.
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