A 35 year old Zambian lady has been arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Force of Pakistan for trafficking in cocaine.
In statement released in Lusaka yesterday by Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) public relations officer Theresa Katongo, Patricia Malambo, 35, was arrested at Bacha Khan international Airport, Peshawar in Islamabad Pakistan for having concealed 17 cocaine filled capsules in her rectum weighing 0.190kg. The suspect was travelling from Johannesburg to Pakistan via Doha.
Meanwhile, a former Finance Manager at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Anti – Money Laundering Investigations Unit for money laundering activities involving K 90,000.
Godfrey Kaoma, 43, a former YWCA employee of Plot Number 23147 PHI in Lusaka has been arrested for forgery, stealing by clerk and servant and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Mr Kaoma in his capacity as Finance Manager at YWCA on dates unknown but between 1 January, 2006 and 30 December, 2007 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown stole K90, 000 property of YWCA Council of Zambia and uttered cheques at YWCA’s Bankers where they were honoured. The suspect thereafter engaged directly or indirectly in business transactions by investing in a laundry business in Lusaka’s PHI area using the proceeds of crime.
And the Commission in other parts of the country has arrested Oliver Hachinyeme, 36, a peasant farmer of Simalele village in Kalomo district for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 55kg, Mutemwa Mutemwa, 32, a peasant farmer of Lusinina village in Shang’ombo district for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 45.8kg and Brian Mbewe, 41, a peasant farmer of Simalele village for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 30.2kg.
All suspects will appear in court soon.