THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) on the Copperbelt Province has arrested a banker for money laundering activities involving over K700, 000.
Chile Mapanda, 31, a banker of House No. 24/17 Dominic Moomba Road in Northrise area of Ndola has been arrested for theft by servant, fraudulent false accounting, and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo confirmed on Tuesday that Mapanda on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2015 and 23rd November, 2016 fraudulently and without authority from the account holders nor her employers with intent to defraud, did steal monies amounting to K736, 063.53 which came into her possession by virtue of being a Bank Clerk at a named bank and transferred the said monies by purporting to show that the transfers were genuine when in fact not.
Ms Katongo said Mapanda later laundered the monies by crediting beneficiary accounts of different individuals including her own.
And the Commission in Lusaka has arrested a Somali national for trafficking in 37 bundles of Miraa.
Ms Katongo said Muhammad Addinor, 23, of Chaisa Compound in Lusaka District has been arrested for trafficking in 37 bundles of miraa weighing 14.271kg.
All suspects will appear in Court soon.