Former Unzasu President held in India over drugs

Former Unzasu President held in India over drugs

Zambian held with 22-kg narcotic substance

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel last week selected a foreign passenger for checking of his luggage in the departure area of Terminal-3 at Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport here today.

The passenger was taken to the random checking point for thorough checking, said a CISF officer.

On checking, 22-kg narcotic substance, ‘Pseudoephedrine’, was seized from the passenger’s luggage. The passenger was identified as Tunkara Ali, a Zambian national. He was bound for Ndola Zambia via Addis Ababa.

The passenger, along with the seized narcotic substance, was handed over to Narcotics Control Bureau officials for further necessary action.

TUNKARA is no strange to crime as In 2013, The Drug Enforcement Commission had arrested the University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) President and two other students for forgery, uttering of false documents and attempted theft involving K50 million.

Ali Tunkara, then 25, of 22/11 Emmasdale Lusaka, has been arrested and jointly charged with Augustine Mukuka, 24, of Chilanga and Philip Siame, 24, of 7876/2 Woodlands Extension, Lusaka, for forgery, uttering of false documents and attempted theft.

The charges were that Ali Tunkara, UNZASU President whilst acting jointly together with Augustine Mukuka and Philip Siame both students at UNZA, between 1st December 2012 and 31st January 2013 did forge the signature of the Deputy Dean of Students, purporting that he had authored an introductory letter to a named bank to enable them open a bank account for the union and deposit a cheque of K50, 000,000.

The cheque was donated to the student union by Nkandu Luo through Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
The suspects are currently in custody and will appear in court soon.

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