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Three Egyptian Nationals Arrested

Lusaka Saturday 29th March, 2014.
The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested and jointly charged three (03) Egyptian nationals of Makeni for trafficking in cannabis.
Solima Arafa Mohamed Aboubaka, 35, an Agro-Chem Technical Consultant has been arrested and jointly charged with Hassan Fahmy Hassan Mohamed Aboudesouky, 40, a Veterinary Doctor and Taha Ahmed Mohamed, 35, a Technical Project Coordinator for trafficking in seven (07) balls of loose cannabis weighing 20.4g and a fresh cannabis plant weighing 1.2g. The trio was apprehended at their residence in Lusaka’s Makeni area.
Meanwhile the Commission has in the last four (04) days arrested more than fifteen (15) Zambians countrywide for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in over 500kg of cannabis.
Those arrested include Timothy Siamutwezuba, an 84 year-old man of Siamutwezuba village in Kalomo District for trafficking in 75.2kg of loose cannabis and unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 4.1kg.
Others arrested include Hilario Zulu, 45, a Peasant farmer of Muchukilani village in Eastern Province for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 350.5kg and Kenny Limunga Biemba, 39, a Businessman of Katima Mulilo in Sesheke District for trafficking in 48.6kg of loose cannabis
Also arrested and jointly charged is Bright Sinkala, 42, a Bricklayer of House No. B11S Kamwama East in Mufulira and Belina Mulesu, 30, a House wife of the same abode for trafficking in 20kg of loose cannabis.
And in Central Province the Commission has arrested Rodwell Mashita Chisenga, 26, a Peasant farmer of Mashita village in Serenje District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 34.1kg and Kennedy Mutale, 34, of Matilyo Compound in Kapiri Mposhi for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 5.1kg.
All suspects will appear in court soon.

Theresa Katongo
Public Relations Officer
DRUG ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION