The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through the Anti – Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested the Director of Skytech Enterprises Limited for attempting to obtain money amounting to K810 million by false pretence.
Pascal Mwanza 33 of plot 325 of Avondale is alleged to have forged an ABN AMRO Bank of the republic of Germany cheque no 043842 amounting top 150 000 Euros purporting to show that the cheque was genuinely issued to him .
Mr. Mwanza is also alleged to have deposited the cheque into his company account domiciled at one of the local commercial banks where he was intercepted before withdrawing the same amount.
DEC Public Relations and Press Liaison Officer Rosten Chulu disclosed to ZANIS in a press statement in Lusaka today that Mr. Mwanza has since been charged with forgery, uttering of false documents and attempting to obtain money by false pretences .
And DEC in Southern Province has also arrested Sydney Netta 26 for unlawful cultivation of cannabis weighing 6kg and Elvice Liyalli 21 for trafficking in 6grammes of cannabis.
Mr. Chulu said several other suspects with various quantities of cannabis were arrested on the Copperbelt.
The Commission has since urged the general public to desist from engaging themselves in illicit drug cultivation , trafficking and money laundering activities.