12 Chinese arrested for cultivating cannabis

By Staff Reporter

THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DCE) in Chipata has arrested 12 Chinese nationals for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis weighing 6.2 kilogram.

In a statement DEC Public Relation Officer,Theresa Katongo said the suspects are Ten Mao 46, a mechanic, Yu Riping 41, assistant manager, Qi Jianlong 44, a surveyor, Sun Shengzi 5, cook and Qiang Xuehua 51, a carpenter.

“Others are Huang Hongbing 39, Jia Yinsheng 50, Kue Yunnai 51, all carpenters, while Tang Zhangechang 24, an engineer, Zhang Yijian 39, a mechanic, Xu Yihai 51 foreman and Chen Minqiang 28, a civil engineer,”
Katongo said. “it is believed that the suspects are into construction, based on their professions”.

She said suspects are expected to appear in court soon.