DEC arrests five small scale farmers for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing over six tonnes


FIVE small scale farmers of Matako Chiefdom in Mulobezi District in Southern province have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC)  for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing over six  tonnes.

The five arrested are Sibanda Ntunta aged 29 years, of Kamwatamwata Village who was arrested for cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 3.9 tonnes, and  Kapupa Eric aged 37, also of Kamwatamwata Village for cultivation of cannabis plants weighing 600 Kilograms.

Others include Madao Janita, a female of unknown age in Kazuzi Village for cultivating cannabis plants weighing 600 kilograms,  Kapupa Limbama, 41, also of Kazuzi Village, for cultivating 495 kilograms of cannabis plants, and Kapeto Ostern aged 36, a small scale farmer of Sibanze Village for cultivating  cannabis plants weighing 790 kilograms.

The suspects appeared in court yesterday.

This was contained in a statement issued to Mwebantu by DEC public relations officer Kamufisa Manchishi.


Mwebantu Editor


  • Umoyo Wa BC

    December 8, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Ba Admin Needs Good Beatings At The Matako


  • Better Boosting

    December 8, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Let Jah Men, Jah Women And Jah Farmers, To Be Free WAGWAN? U Are Forgeting About JUNTA Cases Muma Streets And Homes. Busy Ukulanda Pali Dobo. (Awe Yalikaba ) Manje Ifwe Ni BETTER BOOSTING. MY NUMBER WAUMFWA.


  • Malepe Khumalo Ziyo

    December 8, 2017 at 8:21 am

    MATAKO village. I have been in Mulobezi, this village no no no. And you MR reporter you must have smoked the same cannabis before writing this shit on here. revisit your civics notes. Mulobezi is not found in Southern Province but Western Provinve


  • Ted Songo

    December 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Add ‘headman Katuvi’ for good measure, Mwebantu….some names there…. kkkkkkkkkkkk.


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