The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested a 42 year-old Nigerian Prophet for trafficking in Ephedrine.

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo, who confirmed the development in a statement issued to Komboni Radio News, says Isaac Julius Amata, 42, a Prophet of Delta Ibu State in Nigeria, has been arrested for trafficking in 26.29kg of Ephedrine.


Ms Katongo disclosed that the suspect was apprehended at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport upon arrival from Nigeria aboard South African Airways flight.

Meanwhile, the Commission through the Canine Unit in Nakonde, Muchinga Province has arrested four people for trafficking in over 200kg of Miraa.

Those arrested include Joyce Namumba, 45, of Bulongo village for trafficking in 70 bundles of Miraa, Ireen Mwila, 54, a housewife of Katozi village for trafficking in 68 bundles of Miraa, Emeldah Nalungwe, 45, a business woman of Ntindi village for trafficking in 64 bundles of Miraa and Elvis Mwamusoka Simumba, 34, a businessman of Ntindi village for trafficking in 70 bundles of Miraa.

All the suspects are currently in Police custody and will appear in court soon.


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