TWO Chinese businessmen and one Zambian have been arrested and charged for money laundering activities involving K 13,000 by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit.
DEC assistant public relations officer said Wang Jing Jing, 28, a Businessman of Makeni area has been arrested and jointly charged with Dong Xiao Kun, 28, a Businessman of the same abode and Jones Chuma, 35, a Merchant of a named bank of plot No. 3049, Makishi road, Rhodespark in Lusaka for theft, unauthorized access to data and Money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Wang Jing Jing and Dong Xiao Kun on dates unknown but between 1st January,2015 and 20th April,2015 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, with intent to defraud did without authority access data for various account holders by cloning visa cards of unknown clients of the bank of America and stole money amounting to K13,988, using a Point of Sale Machine (POS) which came into their unlawful possession by conniving with Jones Chuma a Merchant of a named bank.
The three suspects further engaged directly or indirectly in money laundering by acquiring an iPhone 6 worth K7, 900 deemed to be a proceed of crime.
Wang Jing Jing was arrested by the Commission in September 2014, together with other known persons for a similar offence of unauthorized access to data.
He pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced to 9 months imprisonment with hard labour. He appealed against his conviction and was given bail pending appeal at the time of his arrest.
All the three suspects are on Police bond and will appear in court soon.