Crime

Housewife nabbed over cocaine

By NATION REPORTER

A 49-YEAR-OLD woman in Lusaka has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for allegedly trafficking in cocaine.

Rhoda Zulu, 49, a housewife of Kamwala South has been arrested for allegedly trafficking in 51.4g of cocaine.

DEC public relations officer, Theresa Katongo said the suspect was intercepted at her house.

Ms Katongo also said the DEC arrested Ilunga Chisha, 44, also of Kamwala South for allegedly  trafficking in 2.8g of cocaine.

And Ms Katongo said the DEC had in North-Western and Eastern-Provinces arrested eight people for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing over 300 kilograms.

“Those arrested include Lucky Gumande, aged 39, Rodgers Makondo, aged 61, Taby Muke, male aged 31 and an 18 year-old boy of Kisalala Compound in Solwezi for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 260 kilograms,” she said.

Ms Katongo said others arrested in Eastern Province were Show Msimuko, aged 38, Alick Phiri aged 53, Emmanuel Banda, 39, and Simon Zulu 69 for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 56 kilograms.

She said all the suspects are in police custody and arrangements were being made for their appearance before courts.

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