DEC arrests traditional healer for possessing KR60,000 counterfeit notes

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a businessman and a traditional healer, both of Lusaka for being in possession of more than K60 million (KR60, 000) counterfeit notes.

DEC Public Relations Officer Samuel Silomba said Gilbert Phiri, 45, a businessman of Chaisa compound has been arrested and jointly charged with Nelson Banda, 33, a traditional healer also of Chaisa for being in possession of K60.2 million counterfeit notes.

Mr. Silomba said the duo was apprehended at Chaisa Bus Stop in Lusaka.

Meanwhile, Mr. Silomba said the Commission has arrested 10 people for trafficking in over one tonne of loose cannabis in Mpika.

He said the 10 were apprehended in Lubunga village in chief Mpumba’s area in Mpika district and appeared for plea in Mpika magistrate court on Wednesday.

Trial in the case commences on February 11, 2013 in Mpika magistrate courts.

And on the Copperbelt, the Commission has arrested a 32 year old man of Ndola for trafficking in diazepam.

Mr. Silomba said Musompo Musonda, 32, of 2216 Kabushi in Ndola has been arrested for trafficking in 223 tablets of diazepam weighing 39.2g.