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DEC Director General Warns Against Speculation Amid Ongoing Investigations

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The Director General of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Mr. Nason Banda, issued a stern caution to journalists today, urging them to refrain from speculating on matters currently under investigation. Mr. Banda’s warning came during a media visit to the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA), where the seized aircraft was put on display for viewing.

Mr. Banda emphasized the critical importance of responsible reporting and its role in upholding the integrity of ongoing investigations. He highlighted that premature speculations could potentially compromise the progress and effectiveness of the inquiries being conducted by the DEC.

The caution comes in the wake of a recent operation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Commission in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies. The operation was initiated based on information received that a chartered aircraft carrying dangerous goods had landed at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on the 13th of August, 2023, at 19:00 hours.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Mr. Nason Banda addresses journalists at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

During the operation, a Global Express T7-WW aircraft was found to contain items of interest, leading to its seizure. Another aircraft, belonging to a local airline and identified as a King Air B190, was also seized in connection with the investigation.

In an effort to provide transparency and accurate information, the DEC, along with airport authorities, facilitated a visit for a team of journalists to the location where the seized planes are being held. This initiative aimed to offer media professionals the opportunity to observe the evidence firsthand while emphasizing the significance of responsible reporting in matters of this nature.

26 COMMENTS

  1. I would like to give serious warning to DEC , ACC and the ZP to understand that us the citizens know that something is wrong and serious crime has been committed by some very serious people or politicians or politically connected people in the current Government . We know very well that if these where just ordinary people or criminals this matter should be been in court and we could heard a different language from the leadership of this nation .
    So to DEC , ACC ,ZP and the Minister concerned stop us the people and masters to analyze this case as we see it , so let the criminal be brought to book and let all the unanswered questions be answered by the Minister of mines , the NA , State house and all involved in one way or another , concerned citizen & African Think tanker

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    • It takes investigation to establish everything before you reveal. There are no facts in the open waiting for investigators. They have to do painstaking work.

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    • But iwe Nason uli t… you started all the fvcking speculations 3 days ago, now today your balls are deflated and you want to flip?

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  2. Zambians waste their time on cases that are not going anywhere. You are better off putting all that energy in fighting for a greater cause like lgbt rights.

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  3. …..

    Dont the purveyors of outright lies, innuendos and fake news look stupyyed…..?

    Kwena there was even people on LT and the opposition turning into fake news witchdocters……

    Zambians…..

    Calm down. Don’t get excited by any unusual development.

    This GRZ is headed by a man without a single untrustworthy bone in him…….as HH himself says.

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  4. Reporters are only doing their job. You are not forthright in your information so what do you expect? You will just end up putting most of us in prison over speculation.
    By the way the info is being smuggled out right under your nose…. you not so intelligent after all.

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    • At least you should frankly declare the names of the arrested 10 .if there is a crime it should has a complete corners of criminal act .the names of these 10 persons .coming first .hidden details makes media and reporters invent or guess..and that also is already going to make a problem , especially inside the Egyptian society and maybe extend to the further government or the opposition movements.

  5. DEC are the ones who are responsible for the circus this investigation has turned into. How do you invite social media comedians to a crime scene? It’s embarrassing. Someone needs to loose their job over this.
    DEC Director General should stay away from the evidence room. Getting high off your own supply….kikiki

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  6. And the problem we have as a country is that people who are tasked to fight corruption are the most corrupt and they’re thieves….i know quite a few friends who work at DEC and they always tell me horrible stories….DEC and ACC are the biggest criminals

  7. You can’t order people to stop speculating. That’s mass control propaganda. Let the people speculate. And the media too. If someone thinks they’ve been libeled or defamed, they should sue. But you can’t stop people from discussing, talking, speculating about what’s happening in the country. It’s the people’s country, not yours. Let the people speak.

  8. DEC DIRECTOR GENERAL IS A THIEF AND HE WANTS TO COVER UP FOR HIS BOSS THE SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH HAKAINDE HICHILEMA

  9. @ Spaka
    Am busy with work bro…i work for a living i don’t steal like your Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and Pompwe Kabuswe…and MMD Bandit Musokotwane…i need to put in some hours so i can get paid… UPND IS JUST A BUNCH OF THIEVES AND MORE BANDITARY THAN PF

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  10. 65 MILLION DOLLARS VANISHED UNDER UPND AND NOW THIS STORY WILL BE DEAD BY MONDAY NEXT WEEK…THIS IS WHAT SPAKA AND TIKKI VOTED FOR

    • This government knows the true story and what is interesting is the lawyer which was presenting our president she is the one at work something fishing in this government

  11. My dear brother @ Spaka and TIKKI
    Am non Partisan….all am trying to say is that what was wrong during PF should be wrong during UPND…no double standards….you guys were insulting Lungu and his family 24/7….and you said he was a thief….now UPND is control please bring in all the evidence and let lungu be taken to court….HH is not a saint as you perceive him to be….remember when HH warned Makebi Zulu like a gangster…..and now HH is using government machinery to further enrich himself and he has a team of Bandits headed by Jito Kayumba operating at State House and The Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema is their boss

  12. During Lungu’s tenure everything stopped at Lungu as head of state then. Now that we have a small god, the back stops at the sheep and not the small god.

  13. And bazungu encourages us to go and enslave ourselves with the predator IMF and sneak in and steal our wealth…..with the help of our corrupt leaders…..Sata was against the Chinese whilst in opposition but when he got into office the Chinese became his best friends and they were awarded all the major contracts……HH is a big conman….why did HH fire Lilian Siyunyi….that lady was hounded out of office by UPND cadres to pave way for “thieving clique reloaded”…..

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  14. president of egypt is involved in this dirty crime and zambians are trying to cover it after they found out. we must expose everything
    fukkk Sisi and fkkk anyone in zambia who is doing wrong

  15. So DEC invited the social media gurus and expected them to keep quiet, that’s being naive.
    People shouldn’t be threatened to keep quiet but rather let the powers that be tell us the truth before this one is also swept under the carpet.

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