UTH employee nabbed for drug trafficking

By Staff Reporter

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a university teaching Hospital (UTH) employee for drug trafficking.

Millcent Beebe, 41, a medical records officer at the institution, was arrested at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport together with Paul Mwenda, a driver at a named Embassy.

DEC deputy public relations officer Kamufisa Manchishi announced in Lusaka on Wednesday that Beebe and Mwenda were arrested upon arrival at the airport after being found with ephedrine concealed in 34 tins and weighing 19.3 kilograms.

“The Commission in Lusaka has arrested Castro Changwe, 23, of John Laing Compound for trafficking in 52.3 Kg of loose cannabis as well as Dickson Changwe, 21, for trafficking in 48.6 Kg loose cannabis intercepted at Ndabala Check Point,” stated Manchishi.

“And, the Commission in Mumbwa District has arrested Paul Kamamba, 58, of Chishila village for trafficking in 7.8 Kg of fresh cannabis plants.”

Manchishi stated that the suspects were in police custody and would appear in court soon.