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DEC raids Chibolya again!

Lusaka, Thursday 8th May 2014.
The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested a 17 year-old boy of Mutendere Compound for trafficking in cannabis.
The suspect who was found with 89 balls of cannabis weighing 627.3g was apprehended from Lusaka’s Chibolya Compound when the DEC conducted two operations in the area.
Others arrested during the operation in Chibolya Compound are Patrick Kalunji, 32, of Kamwala South for trafficking in 95 balls of cannabis, Samuel Kasongo, 29, of Kanyama Compound for trafficking in 65 balls of cannabis and Brian Kasanda, 31, of Matero Compound for trafficking in 55 balls of cannabis.
Also arrested is Kelly Chishimba Mulumba, 28, of John Laing Compound for trafficking in 74 balls of cannabis and 100 tablets of diazepam.
The Commission would like to thank the residents of Chibolya Compound for their cooperation during the two operations conducted in the area.
Meanwhile, the Commission has in other parts of the country arrested Ronald Kapya, 24, a peasant farmer of Sakeni village in Mansa District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 410kg, Joseph Kasalwinji, 32 a Charcoal burner of Kasale area in Mufulira for trafficking in 3.2kg of cannabis and Kelvin Kachimba, 26, of Reserve area in Kabompo District for trafficking in 2.6kg of cannabis.
And in Eastern Province, the Commission has seized ten (10) carton boxes containing loose cannabis weighing 279.5kg which was found on an abandoned Nissan Atlas light truck.
The driver and a passenger of the light truck ran into the bush upon seeing a joint team of the DEC and Zambia Police officers. This happened along the Chipata- Lusaka road at the junction of Musekera Research Settlement. A manhunt for the two suspects has since been launched.
However, all suspects who are currently in custody will appear in court soon.

Theresa Katongo
Public Relations Officer