Drug Enforcement Fee
A college pupil has been ordered to write down an essay on the risks of medicine after being convicted of planning to promote hashish truffles.
Police arrested Chikwanda Chisendele, a first-year civil engineering pupil on the Copperbelt College, on Monday.
The 21-year-old was caught with cannabis-laced truffles weighing greater than 1kg (2.2lb), police mentioned.
As a part of his punishment, a decide sentenced him to write down a 50-page essay on drug use.
In court docket, he was advised to write down letters of apology to his college, dad and mom and to Zambia’s Drug Enforcement Fee (DEF) earlier than 15 November.
The decide additionally gave Chisembele a two-year suspended jail time period, which means that he is not going to spend any time in jail except he commits one other offence.
The DEF mentioned it has “intensified efforts to nab people” baking truffles containing hashish.
In a warning to universities, the company urged them to “be alert in view of the pattern of truffles and scones laced with hashish being trafficked amongst college students”.
Beneath Zambian legislation, marijuana is classed as a harmful drug, and is against the law to own.
The trafficking, possession and use of unlawful medication corresponding to hashish is punishable by a effective or a jail sentence.
Zambia, a former British colony in southern Africa, has struggled with drug abuse and trafficking up to now, particularly hashish and heroin.