Solwezi mom, daughter nabbed for stealing ARVs

 Solwezi mom, daughter nabbed for stealing ARVs

Police in Solwezi have arrested two people, after their were found with 21 cartons of Antiretroviral Drugs valued at K 299, 376  the property of the Ministry of Health.

Northwestern Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila confirmed the incident to in Solwezi today.

Namachila identified the two suspects as Jane Kaonga 46, a voluntary community worker at Solwezi Urban Clinic and her daughter Elizabeth Tembo aged 27.

He said the two were arrested after a tip off from concerned members of the public that there were people selling medical drugs in Solwezi’s urban area.

Namachila said the suspects were found with 21 cartons of Atripla containing 108 bottles by 30 tablets.

He said the drugs belong to the Ministry of Health.

Namachila said a docket of theft has been opened and that the duo are in police custody/ZANIS.

The Independent Observer

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