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Zambian officials have arrested 12 Chinese residing in the country on charges of growing cannabis.

The Chinese are said to be cultivating the plant without permit. A government official confirmed the arrests on Thursday.

The 12 Chinese construction workers have been operating in the city of Chipata in Zambia’s Eastern Province.

They had been contracted to build a studio for the state-run Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation.

AFP quotes the provincial government permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo as saying that “It’s really regrettable that the 12 (were) arrested for alleged cultivation of cannabis.”

“The arrest is really regrettable as it will delay the construction works,” Kasolo said.

According to Zambian Drug Enforcement Commission the Chinese had cultivated 6.2kg of the…



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