The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested two Chinese nationals and a Zambian for corrupt practices involving K180, 000. 00
The two Chinese nationals namely, Hebai li aged 25, Mai Jiang aged 40 who are both businessmen and residents of Makeni in Lusaka, while Kelvin Siame their driver aged 43, is a Zambian of John Lang compound in Lusaka.
The trio were arrested and charged with Corrupt Practices contrary to Section 20 subsection 2 of the Anti-Corruption Act Number 3 of 2012.
ACC Acting Public Relations Manager Dorothy Mwanza confirmed this in a statement to ZANIS in Lusaka, today.
Ms. Mwanza said that details are that the Task Force on Illegal Trade in Biological Resources set up by government to curb illegal trading in Mukula tree impounded four trucks belonging to unnamed Chinese nationals loaded with Mukula tree at Chanida Border post in Eastern Province.
She said that the Chinese businessmen then offered K180, 000.00 to the officers on Task Force as inducement and actually gave K90,000.00 as down payment to have the four trucks released.
The trucks were en route to Mozambique through Malawi.
The three will appear in court soon.