2 court officials nabbed for trafficking in cocaine

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on the Copperbelt has arrested two court officials from the Kitwe Magistrates Court and a 31 year old man of Chimwemwe for trafficking in cocaine.

Doris Chabu, 38, a Clerk of Court residing at House No. A116 Mindolo Township has been arrested and jointly charged with Sifaya Mwangombe, 39, a driver at the Kitwe Magistrates court and Luciano Malumbula, 31, of Chimwemwe Township in Kitwe for trafficking in 28 sachets of cocaine.

The drugs in question were tendered in as exhibits in a case involving two Nigerian nationals who were earlier this year arrested by the Commission for trafficking in cocaine and have since been sentenced to nine months imprisonment with hard labour.

And still on the Copperbelt, the Commission has arrested and jointly charged four Somali nationals for trafficking in miraa.

Those arrested and jointly charged include Abdrizak Mohamed, 33, Ifrax Barre, 50, Mahamed Sudi, 48, and Ahmed Inemby, 40, all of Ndola for trafficking in four bundles of miraa.

All suspects will appear in court soon.

This is contained in a statement released to Qfm today by DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo.