Zambia: DEC has arrested an Angolan and 2 zambian found in possession of suspected diamonds and counterfeit kwacha

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The Drug Enforcement Commission

in Western Province has arrested

an Angolan and two (02) Zambian

nationals for being in possession

of suspected diamonds and

Zambian Kwacha counterfeit notes.

Domingor Ntumba Kasanga, 41, an

Angolan national of Rivunga

village in Angola has been arrested

and jointly charged with Kalimbwe

Mufoi, 29, a Zambian Taxi Driver of

Mwanambinyi East in Senanga and

an 18-year-old boy of Liko village

in Shang’ombo for illegal

possession of diamonds, having in

possession paper or implements

for forgery and being in possession

of counterfeit notes contrary to the

Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that

the trio on dates unknown but

between 1st April, 2016 and 27th

May, 2016 whilst acting together

with other persons unknown had in

their possession K10, 300

counterfeit notes in K100 bills and

43 pieces of diamonds without the

written permission of the Chief

Mining Engineer.

The three suspects appeared in the

Senanga Magistrates court on

Monday 6th June, 2016 and

pleaded not guilty to being in

possession of counterfeit notes.

The Angolan national, however,

pleaded guilty to being in

possession of diamonds while the

two Zambians pleaded not guilty.

The case comes up for trial and

facts in the Senanga Magistrates

Court on 20th June, 2016.

The Commission would like to

advise members of the public

especially those in rural areas to

be cautious in dealing with

briefcase buyers who may be

carrying counterfeit money.

Meanwhile, the Commission in

Eastern Province has arrested

three suspects from Mtilizi

Farming Scheme in Petauke for

unlawful cultivation and trafficking

in cannabis.

Those arrested include Mabvuto

Sakala, 28, a small-scale farmer

for trafficking in 30.3kg of

cannabis; Lackson Sakala, 21, for

trafficking in 25kg of loose

cannabis and 23.1kg of dried

cannabis plants, and Masauso

Lungu, 40, for unlawful cultivation

of fresh cannabis plants weighing

12.1kg.

The trio appeared in the Petauke

Magistrates Courts where Mabvuto

Sakala was sentenced to 3 years

imprisonment with hard labour;

Lackson sakala was sentenced to

3 years imprisonment on first

count and 2 years imprisonment

on second count to run

concurrently, while Masauso Lungu

pleaded not guilty.

His case comes up for trial on

17th June, 2016.

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