The Drug Enforcement Commission in Chililabombwe, Copperbelt Province has arrested a 30-year-old business woman for trafficking in cocaine and three of her brothers for attempting to bribe a DEC officer.
Lizzy Chuba Chileshe of Chimwemwe Township in Kitwe has been arrested for trafficking in 7.55 grams of cocaine.
Chileshe has been on the DEC dragnet for a long time according to DEC public relations officer
The Commission has further arrested three of her family members namely, Moses Chuba Chileshe, 40, Danny Chuba Chileshe, 28, and Brian Mwansa, 42, for attempting to bribe a DEC officer with K10,000 in order to have their sister released.
The case involving the trio has since been handed over to the Anti-Corruption Commission for further investigations and possible prosecution.
Meanwhile, the Commission in Lusaka Province has arrested five people for impersonation of DEC, Zambia Revenue Authority and Zambia Information and Communication Technology officers.
The five were picked from Carousel Shopping Mall where they had gone to demand for money from a Chinese national and proprietor of a shop by purporting that they were officers from DEC, ZRA and ZICTA.
Initially, the suspects had extorted K30, 000 from the same shop owner and had taken with them two laptops, a CCTV server and Control Unit.
“Members of the public are requested to always demand for an identification card whenever they are approached by any person purporting to be a Law enforcement officer,” urged Katongo.