The Drug Enforcement Commission is one of the wings of the Zambian government responsible for maintaining internal security. The Commission is specifically responsible for the enforcement of drug and money laundering laws.Read more
The Interdiction Division is the wing of the Commission that is responsible for the prevention of trafficking, possession, cultivation, production and use of illicit drugs.More
This unit is responsible for the prohibition and prevention of money laundering. The wing is responsible for investigations of cases that involve money laundering.More
This division is responsible for educating the public on drugs and money laundering as well as offer counseling and rehabilitation services.
The use of chemicals to alter the way we feel and see things is one of the oldest activities of the human race. But a person's use of a drug such as tobacco, alcohol, cannabis or heroin can become uncontrolled, or start to control them. Even when the use of drugs leads to serious physical and mental problems, the person using may still not want to stop. (courtesy of BBC Health)
This event will be co-hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe ana as a Commission, we would like to make the public especially people that may be travelling from near and far, of the laws that are upheld in the nation with regard to drugs and money laundering. This is because there are some drugs which may not be controlled in other countries but are controlled in Zambia. We will therefore endevour to give information through this website on the drugs that are controlled and those that are prohibited in Zambia. This we believe, will help those travelling have enough information in the area and make prior arrangements if need be.
There are various offences that an individual found with illicit drugs can be charged with under the laws of Zambia as listed below
Trafficking is a non-bailable offence.