The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested a 49-year old woman of Kamwala South for trafficking in cocaine.
Rhoda Zulu, 49, a housewife of Kamwala South has been arrested for trafficking in 51.4kilograms of cocaine and was intercepted at her house.
And in a related development, the Commission has also arrested Ilunga Chisha, 44, also of Kamwala South for trafficking in 2.8kilograms of cocaine.
Meanwhile, in North-Western and Eastern-Provinces, the Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested eight (8) people for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing over 300 kilograms, contrary to Cap 96 of the Laws of Zambia.
Those arrested include Lucky Gumande, male aged 39, Rodgers Makondo, male aged 61, Taby Muke, male aged 31 and an 18-year old boy of Kisalala Compound in Solwezi for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 260 kilograms.
In Eastern Province those arrested are Show Msimuko, male aged 38, Alick Phiri, male aged 53, Emmanuel Banda, male aged 39, and Simon Zulu, male aged 69 for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 56 kilograms.
All the suspects are in police custody and arrangements are being made for their appearance before courts of competent jurisdictions at an appropriate time.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo.