A 44 year old Chinese national has been fined K2 000 by the Chipata Magistrate Court for cultivating in psychotropic substances.
Appearing before Magistrate Mercy Chabu was QI Jianlong a surveyor who stood charged with one count of unlawful cultivation of psychotropic substances contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Facts of the matter are that Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) officers on January, 07, 2019 received information that there was a person who was dealing in psychotropic substances in Msekera area.
DEC officers went to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) studios construction site and found Jianlong.
After inspection, some marijuana plants were found and uprooted while the accused was taken to DEC offices for further investigations.