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MONZE ILLEGAL AGRO-VET SHOP DEALER FINED

By Scoop Reporter

A SUBORDINATE court in Monze District of Sothern Province has convicted and fined a 29-year old man, a sum of K21,000, or serve six months imprisonment with hard labour for operating an agro-veterinary shop without a permit.

Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) Public Relations Officer Ludovic Mwape says the offence was in breach of Section 14 (1) (a) and (b) of the Medicines and Allied Substances Act (No. 3) of 2013.

Mr. Mwape says facts of the matter are that Trinity Kawale, 29, was found operating an agro-veterinary shop without a permit issued by the Authority when he was arrested during a joint operation conducted by ZAMRA, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), and Zambia police on September 19, 2022 at Hamusonde Market.

Mr. Mwape says when the matter was brought before Honourable Leya Kabalata on September 20, 2022 at Monze Subordinate court, Kawale pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined upon conviction.

“The medicines and allied substances were seized and forfeited to the state for disposal. We wish to issue a stern warning to perpetrators of similar offences that we shall not hesitate to prosecute persons operating illegal outlets to sell medicines. This is to ensure that only quality, safe and efficacious medicines are placed on the Zambian market,” Mr. Mwape said.

2 thoughts on “MONZE ILLEGAL AGRO-VET SHOP DEALER FINED

  1. This is great and there are so many drug stores operating without permission and sellers without any knowledge of the drugs they are selling.

  2. Joseph sikombe

    This really wonderful and they must carb illegal drug stores operating without proper documentation

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