Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DEC nabs German tour guide over cannabis
By Masuzyo Chakwe
Thu 14 Nov. 2013, 14:00 CAT

COMMENT - Legalize it. What an assault on civil liberties, and what a waste of police time. - MrK

THE Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a 42 year-old German tour guide for trafficking in cannabis.

DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo stated on Tuesday that Albert M. Helmut, a German Tour Guide, had been arrested for trafficking in 200 grammes of cannabis concealed in a clear lunch box. Katongo stated that the suspect was apprehended at a weigh bridge in Livingstone.

In another development, Katongo stated that the commission has also arrested a 16-year-old pupil of Shishibeti village of Nchelenge in Luapula Province for being in possession of 0.02 grammes of cannabis.

She stated that others arrested in Luapula included Chama Musonda, 25, a carpenter of Mutuna village in Kawambwa for trafficking in 1.32 kilogrammes of cannabis, Douglas Chola, 22, a fisherman of Shinjoni village in Nchelenge for trafficking in 1.2 kilogrammes of cannabis and Francis Bwalya, 19, of Kawambwa for trafficking in 1.032 kilogrammes of loose cannabis.

And Katongo stated that on the Copperbelt, the commission had arrested Mike Zulu, 32, of Chifubu, Ndola, for trafficking in 20 tablets of diazepam and 7.4 mls of liquid diazepam.

She stated all suspects would appear in court soon.

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