DEC nabs Lusaka cocaine ‘supplier’

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has continued with its efforts to rid the country of drug trafficking.

The commission has therefore arrested a 28 year old man of Lusaka for trafficking in cocaine.

DEC Public Relations Officer Samuel Silomba identified the suspect as Malvin Mweemba of house number 303 Libala Township in Lusaka.

Mr. Silomba said Mweemba is believed to have been supplying drugs to members of the public at a named casino along Kafue road and was apprehended at Downtown shopping mall.

Meanwhile, Mr. Silomba has disclosed that the commission in North western Province has arrested five suspects in Lwetondo area in Mwinilunga district for trafficking in various quantities of cannabis.

He named those arrested as Lucky Fwayanga, 33, a peasant farmer for trafficking in 18 kilograms of cannabis, Patrick Mungwa, 37, also a peasant farmer for trafficking in 15 kilograms of cannabis and Stanley Kayona, 41, for trafficking in 6.2 kilograms of cannabis.

He said others arrested and jointly charged are David Kifinga, 29, and Joseph Sampa, aged 33 both of Lwetondo area of Mwinilunga district for trafficking in 12 kilograms of cannabis.

And Mr. Silomba said the commission has arrested a 62 year old man identified as Azele Nyirenda, a farmer of Muzabwela farm in Chief Mafuta’s area in Eastern province for trafficking in 8.1 kilograms of cannabis.

He said all suspects will appear in court soon.