Ex-convict buys back return to jail for cocaine dealing

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A FORMER convict living in Lusaka has purchased a fast track ticket to return to jail after he was caught by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for dealing in pure cocaine.

41 year old Phabian Emmanuel Bomboko, a Tanzanian national, thinking he was the Pablo Escobar of Chilanga’s Memosa area, got a not-so-friendly visit from DEC’s intel and their four-legged detective squad.

Currently in lawful custody, Bomboko was arrested through the intelligence and Canine unit, with the operation revealing his involvement in trafficking 504.8 grams of pure cocaine.

DEC’s laboratory tests confirmed the seized substance to be pure cocaine, underscoring the severity of the criminal activity.

According to a statement issued by the DEC public relations officer Mwenge Mulenga, this significant arrest is seen as a breakthrough in dismantling a cartel suspected of importing drugs from countries within the region and the southern part of America.

Expressing deep concern over the rising trend of drug trafficking attempting to infiltrate borders from East Africa, the Commission highlighted the sophisticated operations of the drug cartel.

However, DEC affirmed its commitment to addressing this menace urgently.

Bomboko is expected to appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, the Commission urged citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities.

“The Commission urges citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that may contribute to the ongoing efforts to eliminate drug trafficking within the country,” added Mulenga.

By Moses Makwaya

Kalemba January 9, 2023

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