Drug Enforcement Commission in Luapula Province arrests 4 people for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis
By Theresa Katongo
Public Relations Officer
Drug Enforcement Commission
Lusaka, Friday 19th February, 2021 – The Drug Enforcement Commission in Luapula Province has arrested four (4) people for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing over 1.5 tonnes, contrary to Cap 96 of the Laws of Zambia.
The four, who are all small scale farmers from Chifunabuli District are identified as Broka Chipulu, male aged 27, found with 570 kilograms of fresh cannabis plants, Mwila Chintala, male aged 46, for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 410 kilograms, John Sekwe, male aged 49, found with 325 kilograms of fresh cannabis plants and Kennedy Chola, male aged 23 for cultivating 205 kilograms of fresh cannabis plants.
Meanwhile, the Commission in Central Province has arrested Brandon Mumbwayi male aged 39, Mickley Bwatu male aged 32, Schoolman Sibusiku, male aged 32 and four (4) others for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing a total of 407 kilograms.
And in Western- Province the Commission has arrested Biemba Kalenga female aged 53, Chikasa Kalenga male aged 28 and Mushiba Chafwila female aged 23 for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 350 kilograms, 1.7 kilograms, and 85 kilograms respectively.
Arrangements are being made for all suspects to appear before court.