UNZA Student Arrested for Counterfeit Notes

By Staff Reporter

The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested a University of Zambia Student for being in possession of counterfeit notes.

In a statement DEC public relation officer Theresa Katongo said Trust Maimba, 27, a student residing in Meanwood Chamba Valley area has been arrested for being in possession of K29, 800.00 counterfeit notes in K100.00 bills. The suspect was arrested at a known Bank in Longacres as he was about to transact.

Katongo also said the Commission in various parts of the country has arrested fifteen (15) small scale farmers for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in cannabis.

“Those arrested include Fumbelo Ndumba, 29, of Kamashila area in Kabompo District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 280Kg, Herald Mwape, 32, of Cheswa village for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 115Kg and Victor Sinyangwe, 54, of Semu village in Mpulungu District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 40kg,” said Katongo.

“She said in Central Province, the Commission had arrested Samuel Ngalande, 28, of Maisa village in Serenje District for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 19.24Kg.

Katongo said on the Copperbelt, Peter Chanda, 44, a bricklayer of Mulenga Compound in Kitwe has been arrested for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 16.9Kg.

She said all suspects would appear in court soon.