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DEC PRESS STATEMENT – 8th April, 2017

DEC PRESS STATEMENT – 8th April, 2017

April 08
18:41 2017

PRESS STATEMENT

Lusaka, Saturday 8th April, 2017-The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a 42 year-old female Accountant of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over K90 thousand.

Cecilia Muntemba, 42, an Accountant of Plot No. 184 Gardenia Avondale in Lusaka has been arrested for theft by public servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that Cecilia Muntemba on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2013 and 31st June, 2014 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal K91, 158 from the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) where she used to work as a Revenue Officer.

The suspect is currently on Police Bond and will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile the Commission has in various parts of the country arrested forty (40) people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances weighing 2.4 tonnes.

Those arrested and jointly charged include Steven Micheal Masungwa, 22, a Cobbler of Mwaka area in Tunduma, Tanzania and Emmanuel Ndalusia Mweipuja, 27, a vendor of Nyamwanga area in Tunduma Tanzania, both Tanzanian nationals for trafficking in 10 sachets of heroin. The two suspects were apprehended from Chiyanga black market in Nakonde District.

Others arrested include Friday Chanda, 35, of Chanda village in Serenje District, Selita Moonga, 49, of Chiyaba village in Chibombo District, Betty Mashinga, 34, of Mafula area in Kabompo District, Morris Mukonde, 50, of Matelo village in Kawambwa District, Augustine Mwewa, 41, Dennis Mwaange, 32 and Simon Bupe, 32 all of 47 miles farm block in Kawambwa District, Liwoyo Liwoyo, 44, of Chisanga area in Mongu District, Mwakoi Namakando, 49, of Mwakoi village in Kaoma District, Douglas Chiyanda, 37, of Munsaka village in Kalomo District and Chifumu Banda, 26, of Titus village in Lundazi District.

All suspects will appear in court soon.

Theresa Katongo

Public Relations Officer

Drug Enforcement Commission

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