THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Police Public Complaints Authority commissioner for alleged money laundering involving K270 million.
DEC public relations officer, John Nyawali confirmed to the Sunday Mail yesterday that the commission’s Anti-Money Laundering Investigation Unit has arrested Pastor Richard Chela, 64, of Kabwe.
Mr Nyawali said that Pastor Chela was arrested together with Duncan Mwembe ,43, a banker of Lusaka’s Woodlands Extension and Ivy Chipasha, 39, an administrative officer for Child Care and Adoption Society of Zambia for allegedly stealing the association’s K270 million.
Mr Nyawali said the money went into the possession of the suspects by virtue of their positions as national members of the association.
He said the trio have been retained on police custody after failing to raise sureties for bail. They will appear in court soon.
Mr Nyawali also said that the DEC will continue to uphold its integrity in the discharge of its duties by refusing to succumb to bribes.
He appealed to the public to report any money laundering cases for the good of the country.
Meanwhile, the Zambia News and Information Services reports that the police in Mongu have arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly being in possession of counterfeit notes of US$200.
Western Province police chief, Veal Muzwenga, said Musangu Musangu of Katengu village in Kaoma was arrested when he tried to change the dollars into Zambian Kwacha at Standard Chartered Bank, Mongu branch.
[Zambia Daily Mail]