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Arrest of 10 heroin traffickers worries Theresa Katongo

Arrest of 10 heroin traffickers worries Theresa Katongo

January 13
09:05 2017
Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer (PRO) Theresa Katongo

Zambia’s Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer (PRO) Theresa Katongo

By Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer (PRO)

Lusaka, Thursday 12th January, 2017 – The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested ten (10) people including three (03) juveniles in separate incidences for trafficking in heroin.

Two male juveniles of Zingalume area in Lusaka have been arrested and jointly charged with Matthew Bwalya, 19, of House No. 12/21 Lilanda Township; Patrick Mutale, 25; Webster Lumba, 19, a General Worker; Vernon Mwila, 21; and Alex Silwamba, 25, all of Zingalume area in Lusaka for trafficking in 22 sachets of heroin.

In Lusaka’s Kaunda Square Stage Two area, the Commission has arrested a male Juvenile who is jointly charged with Limbikani Ngoma, 30, of the same area for trafficking in one (01) sachet of heroin.

In a separate but related incidence, the Commission has arrested Micheal Salimu, 35, of Kalikiliki Compound in Lusaka for trafficking in eleven (11) sachets of heroin.

All suspects will appear in Court soon.

“As a Commission, we are deeply concerned that a number of juveniles are having access to hard drugs such as heroin thereby risking their health and lives.”

“It is also sad that we have irresponsible adults enticing young people into using or trafficking in illicit drugs.”

“We urge all young people to refrain from the abuse and trafficking of illicit drugs as they risk ruining their future.” said

Theresa Katongo, Public Relations Officer at the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC).

 

 

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