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Lungu’s former Driver Juvensio Phiri Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Juvensio Phiri, previously employed as a driver and security personnel for former President Edgar Lungu, has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on allegations of drug trafficking. Mwenge Mulenga, the Public Relations Manager for DEC, disclosed that Phiri, aged 53, was apprehended for trafficking 55.6 kilograms of loose cannabis.

Mwenge Mulenga spoke about the arrest of Juvensio Phiri

Mulenga revealed that Juvensio Phiri was apprehended in Lusaka’s Chelstone area by a joint team of DEC officers from Eastern and Lusaka Provinces. The team had trailed Juvensio Phiri from Chipata, where he was transporting the contraband intended for distribution in Lusaka.

It is suspected that Juvensio Phiri was collaborating with other individuals who managed to escape when he was initially intercepted in Eastern Province.

In an official statement, Mulenga declared that Phiri is currently detained in police custody and has been charged with trafficking in psychotropic substances.

Source: Lusaka Times

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