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Chibolya boy had 1.4kg marijuana in a dish

RABECCA BANDA writes

THE Lusaka Magistrates Court has ordered a boy to undergo counselling for three months at Drug Enforcement Commission for trafficking in 1.4 kilogrammes of marijuana.

Particulars of the offence before magistrate Nsunge Chanda were that the boy was found trafficking in psychotropic substances.

Facts were that on February 24, Drug Enforcement Commission receive information that there was a male person suspected to be trafficking in Marijuana in Chibolya.

DEC officer’s proceeded to the area and found the boy at Gaza street standing near a make shift shop.

The officers searched the boy and extended the search to the make shift shop were they found a green dish containing 1.4 kilograms of marijuana.

When the officers questioned the boy, admitted being the owner of the drugs.

The boy pleaded for mercy from the court saying he is a Grade 12 pupil and wants to continue with school.

Magistrate Chanda asked the boy to tell her why she should not send him to prison because even at Katombola there is a school.

The boy said he was sorry and will never repeat what he did because he has learned a lesson.

His mother pleaded to the court to forgive her son so that he can be educated and later take care of his siblings.

Magistrate Chanda said it is responsibility of a parent to educate all her children because when she puts that responsibility on her son, he will disappoint her.

Magistrate Chanda said the boy should concentrate on his education and always remember his mother in everything he does.

The court ordered the boy to receive counselling for three months at the Drug Enforcement Commission.

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