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DEC arrests two agronomists for money laundering activities

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DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo
DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo
Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo has said the commission in Lusaka arrested and jointly charged two agronomists for money laundering activities involving over K40, 000.

Katongo revealed that Kingsley Sililo, 27, an Agronomist of High Cost in Mkushi area, House number 115 has been arrested and jointly charged with Tasha Kenneth Mwansa also an Agronomist of House No. 25856 Woodlands Chalala in Lusaka for theft and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.

She said Particulars of the offence are that Kingsley Sililo and Tasha Kenneth Mwansa on dates unknown but between 1stJanuary, 2016 and 30th June, 2016 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal various agro chemical products worth K44, 740 from Cure Chem Zambia Limited a company where Kingsley Sililo worked as a sales representative.

Katongo said Sililo raised a credit sales invoice for various agro chemical products in the name of a company called Trade Vet Agro and informed his former employers that the said products were supplied to Trade Vet Agro when in fact they were delivered to Tasha Kenneth Mwansa.

She further noted that the agro chemical products were then sold out to other customers by Tasha Kenneth Mwansa and used the proceeds of crime for the personal benefit of himself and Kingsley Sililo.

The DEC Public Relations Officer stated that the two suspects are currently on Police Bond awaiting court proceedings.

Meanwhile, Katongo has said the Commission in other parts of the country has arrested thirty (30) people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in cannabis.

She said those arrested and jointly charged include Eunice Nalweye, 30, a small scale farmer of Muzambwe village in Chama District and Josephat Sichimata, 26, a small scale farmer of Luwalizi village in Chama District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 1.7 tonnes.

Katongo further noted that also arrested and jointly charged is Brenda Hamanega, 43, a marketeer of New Jack Compound in Lusaka, Peter Mumba, 21, and Smith Chimuka, 43, a businessman of the same abode for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 508.8kg.

She said others arrested include Vivian Chikiila, 39, a small scale farmer of Kalala village in Milenge District for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 649.31kg, Christone Mukosha, 29, a General Worker of Zambia Compound in Serenje District for trafficking in 53kg of loose cannabis and John Chiboni, 38, a small scale farmer of Natomasi farm in Serenje District for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 46.3kg and all the suspects will appear in court soon.

“Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo has said the commission in Lusaka arrested and jointly charged two agronomists for money laundering activities involving over K40, 000” Katongo said

15 COMMENTS

  1. Theresa Katongo, I don’t like you.
    I doubt you are executing your job successfully.

    Name the UPND people who are committing these crimes instead of pretending it is ordinary Zambians.

    Zambians as a GROUP are nice people and I love them.

    Individually they are all 5stupid

    Thanks

    BB2014,2016

  2. Because of massive popularity of PF in this area, UPND supporters (mentioned in the article as suspects) had to steal to raise money for campaign to try and trail behind PF. Its very confusing because UPND preaches of how rich HH is yet he allows his followers to steal for him. Imagine how much they could steal if you allowed them to rule Zambia even for a day??
    Let Justice prevail.

  3. Agony is filling up your prisons with poor dobo farmers only for the rest of the world to legalise the good weed. Frozen minds!

  4. @arms folded you are correct. We don’t even know who decided that cannabis is bad but cigarettes are good. And as soon as the law changes elsewhere in the world, we shall then change also. And when asked , we shall say well we are following everybody else. Why can’t we for once be in the front??? Be the pioneers of something rather than just following all the time. We can open certain cities like Livingstone to encourage tourists to see the falls, smoke a spliff and go bungee jumping!!!!

    • @mabilafu, I guess it is a drug issue! It is under the assumption that only drug abusers involve themselves in money laundering!

  5. Isn’t this fool calling herself Mushota a former street prostitute? She alleges to have a PhD but her thinking is below a grade 2. Or is she Just one of those prostituting herself to some politicians?

  6. This isn’t money laundering. There’s theft and fraud here unless DEC is saying laundering is heaviest

  7. LOOK AT THE NAMES JUST FROM THE dec officer all are BEMBAZ WITH ONE lozi female , PF thieves with one UPND

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