Makeni businesswoman arrested for trafficking 1,000kg dagga


THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a businesswoman of Lusaka’s Makeni for allegedly trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 1.281 tonnes.

DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that Christine Moyo, 45, was apprehended from her home in Makeni where she has allegedly been storing the drugs.

“The suspect, who is a businesswoman of Makeni Villa, has been on the DEC watch list for some time and is suspected to be one of the major suppliers of cannabis in Chibolya township in Lusaka district,” she said.

Meanwhile, Ms Katongo said the DEC over the weekend arrested 19 small-scale farmers countrywide for alleged unlawful cultivation of over two tonnes of fresh cannabis plants.
All suspects will appear in court soon.

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