13 people arrested for illegal cultivation of cannabis

 13 people arrested for illegal cultivation of cannabis

By Onishias Maamba

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested 13 people  in Muchinga Province in connection with the illegal cultivation of cannabis.

Speaking to the media in Chipata yesterday shortly after the operation, DEC Deputy Public Relation Officer Kamufisa Manchishi, said the area has been characterized with the illegal cultivation of cannabis in huge quantities.

Mr Manchishi says a combined team of DEC and State Police have manged to recover 160 bags of cannabis.

He says of the total, 59 bags are 90 Kg’s while 101 bags are 50 kg’s.

The DEC deputy PRO adds that 2 and half 50 kg bags of cannabis seed were also ceased in the operation.

And Mr Manchishi says DEC will continue with the operations, stating that illegal cultivation of cannabis in against the law.

Alice Nachilembe

https://tiozambia.com

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.

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