DEC seizes over 100kg cannabis in West village

OVER 100kgs of loose cannabis has been seized by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) from households in Mboma village in Western Province.
DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said in a statement yesterday that the 158kg of loose cannabis was seized from 11 homes in Mboma village.  Owners of the homes abandoned the village when they heard about the impending operation.
Ms Katongo said the commission has also arrested and jointly charged Esnart Chilyata, 23, and her husband Moses Ajumba, 27, both of Hikunikala village for alegedly trafficking in 88kgs of loose cannabis.
Others arrested are Joseph Zingilisa, 25, a peasant farmer of Mboma village for allegedly trafficking in 62.3kg of loose cannabis and Justin Mutandi, 23, also a peasant farmer of the same village for allegedly trafficking in 21kgs of loose cannabis.
In Central Province the DEC has arrested a 70 year-old peasant farmer Lewis Mutinta, of Mwiinga village in Mumbwa District for allegedly trafficking in 13.2kgs of loose cannabis.
Also arrested is Idah Kunda Chifita, 43, a businesswoman of Tazara Compound in Kapiri Mposhi for allegedly trafficking in 13.8kgs of loose cannabis.
On the Copperbelt, Ms Katongo said the DEC has arrested and jointly charged Andrew Twambo a 70-year-old Congolese of Kaputulu Farm in Luanshya and Musa Juma, 39, a peasant farmer of Chililabombwe for allegedly trafficking in 523.5kgs of cannabis.

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