The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested eight accountants at the Ndola cabinet office for theft of over two billion Kwacha meant for poverty reduction programnmes.
Public relations officer, Rosten Chulu, says the DEC has also seized 14 vehicles and two houses from the suspects.
Mr. Chulu said the accountants while acting with other unknown persons stole the funds belonging to government by virtue of their employment as civil servants.
He said the suspects laundered the money directly into properties such as motor vehicles and houses.
Mr. Chulu told ZNBC news in a statement that the eight accountants are remanded in custody and are expected to appear in court soon.
The Zambian government has declared war against corruption and misuse of public resources.
So far, a number of people who include former President, Frederick Chiluba, are appearing in court for theft of public funds and abuse of authority.