Zambian Arrested For Possession of $5.8 Million Worth of Cocaine
A Zambian national Alick Banda and a native of Tanzania Abubakar Sakapala have been arrested in the USA for drug conspiracy and possession for allegedly transporting more than 150 kgs of cocaine worth $5.8 million.
According to the indictment by the US Department of Justice of Northern Georgia, Banda is 27 years old and based in Texas while Sakapala is 40 and is based in Maryland.
“Sakapala and Banda allegedly transported cocaine to Georgia with a street value of approximately $5.8 million,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “However, thanks to the efforts of our law enforcement partners, these defendants were stopped before they had a chance to deliver this poison to our streets.”
“This cocaine posed a clear and present danger to the citizens of this country, however, because of great police work these drugs will never reach the intended consumer,” said Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division. “The successful prosecution of this case illustrates that fruitful results can be achieved through the cooperative efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement.”