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Court dismisses application for acquittal in cocaine case

THE Lusaka Magistrate’s Court has thrown out the defence’s application to acquit three men accused of trafficking in 24 kilogrammes of cocaine.
Sydney Kapembwa, 33, an assistant manager; Shaibu Likuta, 42, a Tanzanian conductor; and Teddy Matanda, 35, a taxi driver, are charged with six counts of trafficking in narcotic substances and possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The trio denied the offences which were allegedly committed in 2016.
The consignment of cocaine the trio is accused of trafficking recently went missing at court.

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