Businessman nabbed over state drugs


A combined team of Ministry of Health officers and Zambia Police Service has apprehended a 30-year-old businessman of Liumena area of Sikongo District for selling assorted drugs suspected to have been stolen from a government hospital.

Acting Sikongo District Medical Officer Kawana Mulonda confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kalabo on Monday.

Mr Mulonda explained that the businessman was allegedly found selling assorted drugs with GRZ labels.

He disclosed that a number of boxes containing drugs with GRZ tags were found in the suspect’s shop and home.

Mr Mulonda was however, not in the position to determine the exact names, amount and quantity of the drugs.

When questioned, the suspect maintained he bought the drugs from Lusaka’s Kamwala market.

On Sunday the Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority arrested two foreign nations for operating an illegal drug store.