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When dollars mean nothing

PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka
THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a bricklayer for allegedly being in possession of US$135,000 counterfeit notes and a Ugandan businessman for allegedly having over US$70,000 counterfeit notes.
DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said Dyson Mtonga, 48, a bricklayer of Kamwala South in Lusaka was allegedly found with the fake money in US$100 bills.
And the Ugandan suspect, Isa Mutebi, 36, was arrested at a shopping mall in the city’s central business district.
Meanwhile, Ms Katongo said the commission arrested 20 small-scale farmers for unlawful cultivation of and trafficking in cannabis, in other parts of the country.
She said those arrested include Richard Chanda, 36, of Chafoma village in Muchinga Province for unlawful cultivation of 600kgs of fresh cannabis plants, and Juliet Kalale, 36, a small-scale farmer of Chisenga village in Serenje district for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 422kgs.

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