A 22 year old bus conductor of Lusaka’s Mtendere East compound has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for trafficking in 21 sachets of heroin.

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo named the suspect as Gibson Nyirenda.

Meanwhile DEC has also arrested 20 people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in of cannabis from other parts of the country.

“Those arrested and jointly charged include Ken Sakala, 35, a businessman of Tembe village in Nyimba District and Dina Tembo, 35, a small scale farmer of the same village for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 102.3kg and trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 7.1kg,” Katongo said.

“Others arrested include Charles Casto Machewu, 53, a small scale farmer of Imbunda-Lunga area in Mwinilunga District for trafficking in 10.5kg of cannabis, Constantino Mumba, 24, of Zambia compound in Serenje District for trafficking in 5.28kg of cannabis and Albert Kasuba, 34, a small scale farmer of Chabukwa village in Nchelenge District for trafficking in 3.93kg of cannabis.”

She said all suspects would appear in Court soon.