And in the Copperbelt, Commission has arrested eighteen people in the last two (02) days for trafficking in various quantities of cannabis weighing over 45kg.
Those arrested include Justina Maloba, 46, a Peasant farmer of Kabembe farming block in Mufulira for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 25kg, Pascal Chibwe, 27, of House No. 257 Mupambe area in Mufulira for trafficking in 5kg of loose cannabis and Richard Phiri, 27, also of Mufulira for trafficking in 3.8kg of loose cannabis.
Others arrested include Mary Zimba, 36, a businesswoman of House No. 9 Lukama road in Chingola for trafficking in 1.2kg of loose cannabis and Jackson Chikontwe, 49, of plot No. 139 Kansuswa in Mufulira for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 2.8kg.
And in Kalulushi the Commission has arrested Magret Bwalya, 28, of House No. 26 Chibuluma Township for trafficking in 2.2kg of loose cannabis.
All suspects will appear in court soon.
This is contained in a statement released to Qfm news this afternoon by DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo.