The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on the Copperbelt has arrested popular local musician “’Dandy Crazy’ for trafficking in Cannabis.
And the commission in Lusaka has arrested a 26 year old Zimbabwean woman for trafficking in ephedrine.
This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by DEC Public Relations Officer Samuel Silomba.
Mr Silomba said Dandy Crazy whose real names are Moses Wesley Chibambo 36, residing at house No. 4817 Ndeke village, Kitwe has been arrested for trafficking in 14grammes of cannabis concealed in the pocket of his trousers and also in the compartment of his unregistered Toyota progress.
Mr Silomba also disclosed that Yvonne Chada, 26 of house no. 205 Tamboti Denvil Johannesburg, South Africa has been arrested for trafficking in 10.2kg of ephedrine.
He said the suspect was intercepted at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on arrival from India en-route to South Africa.
And Mr Silomba has said more than 40 people countrywide have been arrested for trafficking in illegal drugs in the last five (5) days and the suspects will appear in court soon.
In another development, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested two Immigration officers in Kazungula district in Southern province for various corruption offences.
The offences include being in possession of obscene materials, abuse of authority of office, theft, possession of property reasonably suspect to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained, and theft by
public servant and fraudulent false accounting.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by ACC Acting Spokesperson Queen Chibwe.
Ms Chibwe said the duo Christine Banda Lukwesa 44, of plot no 1156 Kazungula, an Immigration Assistant and Nasilele Sakubita Namate 35, of house No. DNB 297 Dambwa North an Assistant Registration Officer were arrested on 5th March 2013 and face six charges between them.
She explained that on the first count, Mr Namate being a public officer in the National Registration Citizenship and Passports office with intent to defraud, did make entries on the quadruplicate of receipts purporting to show that some named person had paid cash when in fact not.
She further said on the second count Mr Namate also stole original government receipts valued at K310,000 (KR310), property of the government of the republic of Zambia which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.
Ms Chibwe said the two offences occurred on dates unknown but between 31st May 2007 and 24th May 2009.
She affirmed that on the same dates, Ms Lukwesa failed to account for possession of 26 original government receipts serial numbers reasonably suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.
The ACC Public Relations Officer also revealed that on dates unknown but between 2nd June 2008 and 29th January 2009, jointly and while working together with another unknown person, MS Lukwesa did steal general receipt book valued at K2.5 million (KR2500) property of the government of Zambia.
“On another count, Ms Lukwesa also did have in her control or possession property namely two houses at plot No 1151 and Plot No. 1156 in Kazungula, Hino Ranger truck registration number AJB 7426, Toyota Hiace minibus registration Number AJB 7416, Toyota Sprinter registration number AJB 6772 and Toyota Mark II registration number AJB 7413 altogether valued at K437, 941,215 reasonably suspected to have been acquired fraudulently” she said.
And on the final count Ms Chibwe said on 24th May 2009 Ms Lukwesa did have in her possession four (4) obscene cinematographic films tending to corrupt morals contrary to section 177 (1) (a) of the penal code chapter 87 volume 7 of the laws of Zambia.
Ms Chibwe disclosed that the two suspects appeared in court yesterday and pled not guilty to all their respective charges.