The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested two individuals for trafficking and importation of ephedrine, contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Millcent Beebe, 41, a medical records officer at the University Teaching Hospital has been arrested and charged with trafficking and importation of suspected ephedrine concealed in thirty four (34) tin cans weighing a total of 19.3 Kg.
DEC Assistant Public Relations Officer Kamufisa Manchishi who confirmed the development says the suspect, who was intercepted upon arrival from India at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight, is jointly charged with Paul Mwenda, 41, a driver at a named embassy in Lusaka residing at house number D10, Chitemwiko Road in Kabulonga.
Meanwhile, 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
And the commission in Mumbwa District has arrested Paul Kamamba 58, of Chishila Village for trafficking in 7.8 Kg of fresh cannabis plants.
The suspects are in police custody and will appear in court soon.