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Man claims marijuana belonged to late son-in-law

A 63-year-old man is facing charges of trafficking in marijuana in the Chinsali Magistrates’ Court but he claims the illicit drugs belonged to his late son-in-law.
Abson Kandolwa of Chakunta village in Shiwang’andu is charged with one count of trafficking in marijuana.
The court heard that on June 16 this year, Drug Enforcement officers searched Kandolwa’s house and found 5kg of marijuana and he was arrested.
The officers found the marijuana concealed in 16 rolls and one ball inside Kandolwa’s bedroom,
Kandolwa denied the charge when he appeared in court on Wednesday before magistrate Susan Mulenga saying he came to know about the matter when his son-in-law left a note with his grandchildren.
He said the note from his son-in-law, Bonnie Kaluba, stated that the marijuana was for medicinal purposes.
“Kaluba died in June this year after having a marital dispute,” Kandolwa said.
Magistrate Mulenga adjourned the case to July 27 for continued trial.

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