The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 58 year old businessman of Lusaka for being in possession of more than US$ 9, 000 counterfeit notes.
In a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today, DEC Deputy Public Relations Officer, Theresa Katongo, said Martin Mulonda, 58, a businessman of 04/19 Kaunda Square Stage One, was arrested in Lusaka’s Chainama area where he was found in possession of US$9,800 counterfeit notes.
Meanwhile, Ms. Katongo has announced that DEC arrested over 15 people countrywide for trafficking in various quantities of cannabis over the past weekend.
She said among those arrested were Juliet Chabala, 25, of Jealous village in Kawambwa district who was nabbed for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 18.7 kilogrammes (kgs) and Raphael Musonda, 52, a peasant farmer of Mubamba village in Nchelenge district for trafficking in 2.604 kgs of cannabis.
Ms. Katongo said others who were arrested in Chongwe district included two Zimbabwean nationals namely Esnart Gahsi, 74 , who was in possession of 203 grammes of cannabis and Adam Malama, 37, a peasant farmer for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 4.8kg both of Sichaba village.
She said all the suspects will appear in court soon.