The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a 54 year-old Medical Doctor of Lusaka for being in possession of more than $84, 000 United States Dollar counterfeit notes.
In a Press statement to Lusaka DEC Public Relations officer Theresa Katongo said Daniel Konga Maswahu, 54, a Medical Doctor of Kabwata Township was arrested for being in possession of $84, 100 United States Dollar counterfeit notes in $100 Dollar bills. The suspect was arrested at a named Shopping Mall in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, the Commission has in various parts of the country arrested six (06) people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Ms Katongo said those arrested and jointly charged include Pascali Simfukwe, 26, a Lorry Boy of Chiyanga village in Nakonde District and Jack Mumbi, 23, also a Lorry Boy of the same abode for trafficking in 12 sachets of heroin.
She said the two suspects were arrested during a raid in Chiyanga village.
Also arrested is Noel Mambwe, 44, a Small Scale Farmer of Chanda village in Serenje District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 489kg and Moffat Mparabzi, 45, a Small Scale Farmer of Shamuzinga village in Mumbwa District for trafficking in 15.2kg of loose cannabis.
In Luapula Province the Commission has arrested Bwalya Kasanda, 72, a Small Scale Farmer of Mwansankana village in Chipili District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 503.674kg and Chrispin Chola, 45, a Small Scale Farmer of Bolobolyo village in Samfya District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 128.32kg, and for trafficking in 5.831kg of loose cannabis.
And the Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit on the Copperbelt has arrested a 48 year-old business woman for receiving stolen property and aiding and abetting contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Mavis Kapekanshiku a business woman of 24 Kerk Street Kempton Park in Johannesburg South Africa on dates unknown but between 1st February, 2017 and 3rd March, 2017 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown in the Republic of South Africa did hack into the Zambia Postal Services (ZAMPOST) Swift Cash Business System and generated transactions amounting to K19, 620. 00.
Whilst in South Africa, Kapekanshiku instructed her niece to collect K9, 950.00 from ZAMPOST Kitwe office where K2, 270 was sent to the said suspect in South Africa via Western Union while K6, 876.00 was sent to a Priscilla Asomani in Accra Ghana. The remaining K9, 670. 00 was fortunately blocked by ZAMPOST before it could be withdrawn.
All suspects will appear in court soon.