Zambia : tens arrested in connection with large cultivation of cannabis

Units of the Zambian police. Photo : LT

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Anti-drug authorities in northern Zambia have arrested 18 people in connection with the cultivation of 100 tons of cannabis.

The 18 were arrested following a joint security operation a remote part of Mpika district, Drug Enforcement Commission assistant spokesperson Kamufisa Manchichi said.

The team also seized about 120 bags, weighing more than 6 tons, of loose cannabis, he added.

Among those arrested was a village chief, suspected to be a mastermind of a syndicate supplying cannabis to major cities in the country, the spokesperson told the state-run Zambia News and Information Service.

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