´Thieves´break into DEC offices and steal drugs

´Thieves´break into DEC offices and steal drugs

John Nyawali

Unidentified people have stolen over one kilogram of pure grade cocaine after breaking into the Drug Enforcement Commission offices in Livingstone.

The break in happened a few days ago after suspected thieves cut burglar bars to the strong room and stole 135 pellets of cocaine kept at the D.E.C offices as exhibits for a matter which was still active in the courts of law.

The cocaine was seized from Leonardo Kasapa an Angolan drug national in November 2009 at the Livingstone International Airport upon arrival from Brazil.

The matter had not yet been disposed of due to adjustment, DEC spokesperson John Nyawali has confirmed.

The Commission has since reported the matter to Police for investigations.

This comes barely two years after contraband of cocaine went missing on the Copperbelt whilst in the custody of the court.

Nyawali said: `the Commission would like to send a strong warning that it will not rest until justice is done´.

Meanwhile, the Kabwe Magistrate court has sentenced a 54 year old Congolese national to two years imprisonment with hard labour for drug trafficking.

Peter Ilunga was found guilty of importing diazepam, a controlled depressant drug without valid license.

Share this post