—————————The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in North-Western Province has arrested a 37 year old peasant farmer of Zambezi District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing over 700kg.
In a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka today (DEC) Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo identified the 37 year old farmer as Anthony Mundanya.
Meanwhile Ms. Katongo has disclosed that the Commission in Central Province has arrested John Mwewa, 37, a peasant farmer of Katelemuna village in Kapiri Mposhi District for trafficking in 11.63kg of loose cannabis.
Others arrested are Shampati Mwene, 33, a peasant farmer of Mwaba village in Itezhi-Tezhi District who was found with 6.1kg of loose cannabis.
Ms. Katongo said DEC has also arrested Nyambe Muyambangu, 72, a fisherman of Chibolya Compound in Itezhi-Tezhi District for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 5.3kg and Maybin Kaulu, 29, of Chibwe Village in Munkonchi District for trafficking in 4.7 kg of loose cannabis.
And in Chingola on the Copperbelt, Ms. Katongo said the commission has arrested Peter Makungu, 29, a businessman of House No. 10 Bwikalo Street in Soweto Compound for trafficking in 5.7kg of loose cannabis.
She said DEC has also arrested Aaron Swelwa, 25, a businessman of A1 Kamusongola street in Kapisha area for trafficking in 1.4kg of loose cannabis.
Another one arrested by the DEC is Peter Mwansa, 24, a bricklayer of house no.13 Kamusongola Street for trafficking in 1.2kg of loose cannabis.
All suspects will appear in court soon.