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Not Again: Farms Arrested For Cultivating WEED

THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in different parts of the country has arrested four small scale farmers for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants.

Commission Spokesperson Theresa Katongo  named those arrested as; Frank Kapande aged 53, a small scale farmer of Nachandwe village in Kawambwa District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 325.48kg, and Veronica Musonda aged 49, a small scale farmer of Nabwindo village in Nchelenge District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 198.77kg.

Katongo has identified other suspects as Evans Katongo aged 38, a small scale farmer of Mukosa village in Kasama District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 86.3kg, and Mwape Mwewa, 42, a small scale farmer of Shikapande village in Nchelenge District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 20.87kg.

And the Commission in Eastern Province has arrested Luwo Mwale aged 51 years, a businessman of Kabaza compound in Chipata District for being in possession of assorted medicinal drugs weighing 104kg without a pharmaceutical licence.

She says all suspects will appear in Court soon.