THE Drug Enforcement Commission(DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU)has arrested a 42 year-old female Accountant of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over K90,000.
Cecilia Muntemba, 42, an Accountant of Plot No. 184 Gardenia Avondale in Lusaka has been arrested for theft by public servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Muntemba on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2013 and 31st June, 2014 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal K91, 158 from the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) where she used to work as a Revenue Officer.

DEC Theresa Katongo confirmed the development in a statement on Friday stating that the the suspect was currently on Police Bond and would appear in court soon.

Meanwhile the Commission has in various parts of the country arrested 40 people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in narcotic and psychotropic substances weighing 2.4 tonnes.

Those arrested and jointly charged include Steven Micheal Masungwa, 22, a Cobbler of Mwaka area in Tunduma, Tanzania and Emmanuel Ndalusia Mweipuja, 27, a vendor of Nyamwanga area in Tunduma Tanzania, both Tanzanian nationals for trafficking in 10 sachets of heroin.

The two suspects were apprehended from Chiyanga black market in Nakonde District.

Others arrested include Friday Chanda, 35, of Chanda village in Serenje District, Selita Moonga, 49, of Chiyaba village in Chibombo District, Betty Mashinga, 34, of Mafula area in Kabompo District, Morris Mukonde, 50, of Matelo village in Kawambwa District, Augustine
Mwewa, 41, Dennis Mwaange, 32 .

While other include  Simon Bupe, 32 all of 47 miles farm block in Kawambwa District, Liwoyo Liwoyo, 44, of Chisanga area in Mongu District, Mwakoi Namakando, 49, of Mwakoi village in Kaoma District, Douglas Chiyanda, 37, of Munsaka village in Kalomo District and Chifumu Banda, 26, of Titus village in Lundazi District.
All suspects will appear in court soon.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Pa Zed, anything is possible. I really cry and weep for my beautiful country Zambia mwebantu my home, my country, my pride…

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    • That’s what becomes of a country where the stealing starts from the top itself, ECL and his whole government are thieves, what do you expect? even me I will steal if an opportunity occurs

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  2. All of the offenders are poor villagers trying to make ends meet amidst the economic hardship. DEC is leaving out big fish Amos Chanda and Kaizer only to arrest small fish whose total value of the offences combined cannot even get to a quarter of what Kaizer or Amos steals on daily basis. That’s how unfair this world is.

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  3. “Money laundering is the process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from serious crimes, such as drug trafficking or terrorist activity, originated from a legitimate source”
    So,was it theft by Public Servant or Money laundering?

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  4. It’s shocking that RTSA doesn’t make enough money to sustain it’s operations and relies on government grants. There must be a lack of accountability at the agency. Workers at RTSA seem to be doing very well, how is that so?

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  5. Am wondering, how we are forgetting that Zambia is a Christian nation, we have even stopped reading the bible, we are now challenging the word of God because of our personal, interests, remember God is a consuming fire. Let’s take the word of God seriously. Let’s respect the president and the leadership of this nation, that’s what Romans 13: the all chapter tells.

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