Wednesday, January 12

It's Paprika, I Swear!

Last month, 66-year-old Maxwell Kalunga, a peasant farmer in Zambia's Southern Province, was arrested and charged with possession of 16.9 tons of cannabis -- that's 33,800 pounds, or about 21.6 million joints!

Considering Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission claims marijuana seizures are down from 182 tons in 2003 to 108 tons last year, that means Kalunga, alone, accounted for almost 16% of the seizures in 2004.