, two men have been arrested and sentenced to 12-months imprisonment with hard labour in Western Province for trafficking 9.3 kilograms of compressed cannabis while trying to cross the Zambezi river into Namibia in a banana boat.
In the first incident, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga said Abdullahi Yassin Nur was arrested for trafficking some food stuffs weighing 4.3kg laced with cannabis and 96 grams of Khat Mira.
He said the suspect was intercepted at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on arrival from Kenya.
“Further, the Commission in Western Province has jointly charged and arrested Kabuwa Kabuwa, aged 26 years old and Tolopo Tunyande, aged 30 years old for trafficking in 9.3 Kg of compressed high-grade cannabis. The suspects were intercepted as they were trying to cross the Zambezi River into Namibia using a banana boat. The duo has since appeared in the Sesheke Subordinate Court and were sentenced to 12-months imprisonment with hard labor,” he said.