CATHERINE MUMBA, Lusaka
THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Lusaka couple for allegedly trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances.
Marvin Kamambo, 31, of Lilayi is jointly charged with his wife, Twambo Chona, 25, for allegedly trafficking in cocaine, heroin and cannabis.
DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo announced the arrest of the couple yesterday.
“Also seized from the couple are one unregistered Volkswagen vehicle, two flat television sets, two upright double-door fridges, one upright single door fridge and one deep freezer,” Ms Katongo said.
The commission has also arrested Cleophas Nyirenda, 36, of Lukanga township in Kabwe for allegedly trafficking in cocaine, heroin, ephedrine and cannabis.
Ms Katongo said the suspect was apprehended at Intercity Bus Terminus in Lusaka.
In other parts of the country, the commission has arrested over 30 people for allegedly trafficking in cannabis.
Ms Katongo said those arrested include Gift Mandevu, 33, a businessman of Muchimata in Kaoma, for allegedly trafficking in 18.9kgs of cannabis, Njamba Kalengo, 60, a small-scale farmer of Lisole in Kaoma, for allegedly trafficking in 15.6kgs of cannabis, and Joseph Kunda, 43, a small-scale farmer of Mumba village in Chitambo, for trafficking in 14.2kgs of cannabis.
Also arrested was Benson Nsofwa, 50, a small-scale farmer of Boyson Mark village in Chitambo, for allegedly trafficking in 11.8kg of cannabis and Rodrick Kapala, 45, a charcoal burner of M8 in Kabompo, for allegedly trafficking in 8kgs of cannabis.
Ms Katongo said all the suspects will appear in court soon.