Drug Enforcement Commission names ‘notorious traffickers’ in 204.7 kg of cannabis intercepted at KKIA


The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has intercepted a transnational organized drug trafficking operation involving 204.7 kilogrammes of compressed cannabis at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

It is alleged that the contraband was shipped by Mac Metals Limited and was destined for the United Kingdom (UK).

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Thursday, Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer, Allan Tamba, stated that the cannabis was cleverly concealed in two wooden boxes to avoid detection.

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“The subject drugs have been linked to notorious traffickers who include Henry Shula Kasolo, jointly acting together with Brian Kachaka Kasongo and other persons unknown,” he alleged.

Kasolo was recently released from Prison in the United States of America (USA), after serving a jail term, but was on the run.

“In another strategic investigation commenced in Kazungula District in the Southern Province and concluded in Lusaka District in Lusaka Province, the Commission has seized 98.5 Kilogrammes of High-Grade Cannabis contained in 89 Bundles hidden in the Horse Tool Box Compartment of a Truck driven by one male identified as Double Day Hafule, aged 48, a resident of Mazabuka District,” he mentioned.

Tamba stated that suspect was driving a Time Trucking Truck bearing Registration numbers BAK 909, BAK 1006, BAK 1007, and BAK 1009.

“The same was carrying mealie meal from South Africa to the Democratic Republic of Congo through Kasumbalesa Border Post, while the drugs were consigned to and received by one female identified as Peggy Chilele, jointly acting with Zachariah Phiri, both domiciled in Lusaka.
“Phiri was a Police Officer stationed at Lusaka Central Police Station,” he said.

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