Sunday, June 16, 2024

14 Arrested in Fake Gold Scandal: DEC Reveals New Arrest in Seized Aircraft Case”

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has made a new arrest in connection with the ongoing fake gold scandal that has gripped the nation. The case, which also involves the seizure of two aircraft, has seen a total of 14 individuals taken into custody. Among the arrested are nine foreign nationals and five Zambians.

DEC Director General Nason Banda confirmed the latest development, stating that the newly apprehended suspect is a Zambian male. Banda addressed reporters during an interview held at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) Domestic terminal, where he provided updates on the investigation and the seized aircraft.

Banda emphasized that the two aircraft remain under the Commission’s custody and will not be released without his explicit clearance, as he is the signatory on the seizure notice. In order to preserve the integrity of the evidence, the aircraft will soon be relocated to a secure facility where they can be accessed by the courts when needed.

As the investigation continues to unfold, Banda revealed that the DEC will soon announce the charges that will be brought against the suspects. The case is expected to progress to court proceedings in due course.

The fake gold scandal has generated significant public attention, and the DEC remains committed to ensuring a thorough and transparent investigation into the matter.

37 COMMENTS

    • I hope I’m wrong, but I have real fear that this investigation has probably been bungled and all the suspects or some suspects may therefore escape justice. To start with, there has been tremendous pressure on DEC from social media. I hope they have been ignoring this pressure. My other concern is on the laboratory tests conducted on the materials. Were the suspects or their agent such as a lawyer present when they were being tested? If not, the suspects’ defence lawyer can easily argue that the materials were swapped with non-gold ones. What I fear doesn’t have to be true and I hope DEC has it covered.

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  1. The DEC is not mentioning the names of the detained Zambians. Why? The names circulating include four individuals connected with the Upnd. Wait a minute, don’t call me names… did the law agencies hide the names of people involved in the Esther Lungu dollar fiasco? No need to say much.
    I wonder how they knew about the contraband.

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  2. No sane zambian gives a fark bout this story. We have more important matters to deal with like gay rights. We need gay president and government and all these problems will disappear. Heterosexuals are prone to messing up because they are controlled by vaglna most of them

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  3. …………

    Only the gullible, tribal haters, former looters and people who belive in witchcraft would……

    Not belive that criminal elements can arrange a fake gold transaction involving $ 5 million.

    BTW……..127 kg of gold on the open market is over $7 million on the open market.

    The $5 million for 127 kg of gold will be seen as a bargin by dealers.

    Only they were about to get duped.

    There will be some very angry dealers somewhere who have lost $5 million.

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    • Why are you concerned and who are you trying to convince? Just wait the whole thing to unwind itself. It’s because of such anxiety that people are coming up with all sorts of innuendos.

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    • …….

      I can see what is happening……..

      you are too dull.ll to read the situations…….

      Right from the start I gave you 3 scenarios of possibilities of this case.

      You are your fellow dullards were busy regurgitating crap……..

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  4. Who took the samples to the Lab? Which lab any way? Is the lab accredited? Are the thechnicians duly trained and certified? Remember how the ZABS technicians faked results to implicate Chitalu Chilufya over defective condoms?

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    • Yes too much excitement because they know its the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema the ring leader and this case will die just Faith Musonda and the 65 million dollars vanished into thin air….they forged all the paperwork and money was shared with the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and MMD criminal Musokotwane getting the biggest cut

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  5. Sir do not give the public wrong statement on real gold to a fake gold,people of Zambia do you believe this story. How can a foreigner take a fake gold to their countries for sure seriously no no no this is not true its original [OG] gold guy’s. don’t exchange original gold to a fake gold.
    If it was for the previous regime government in this scandal you could have listen and how the attention they could have paid jst to know the name’s of people involved in case of gold scandal.

  6. So UPND is more scandalous than PF…..the moment i saw them Welcome Kelvin Sampa i knew that these are just Pompwes….they’re trying hard to conceal and create more lies…and its not FAKE GOLD ……Why are they trying to side with the criminals ….No wonder HH got rid of Lilian Siyunyi and Milingo Lungu…..HH is operating a private illegal mining business in Zambia….Shame on you the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema

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  7. Criminals in control and looting our natural resources….under PF it was Mukula and Tasila Lungu now under UPND its the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and the foreigners looting our minerals…HH IS A THIEF

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  8. I thought the DEC automatically impounds vehicles found using contraband. So whats this custody thing Banda is barking about? He seems to say its ONLY under the Commission’s custody

  9. Listening to the press conference and the body language of Zambian Head of State, one can but only deduce that people involved are very close to the holy corridors.

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  10. Yes too much excitement because they know its the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema the ring leader and this case will die just Faith Musonda and the 65 million dollars vanished into thin air….they forged all the paperwork and money was shared with the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and MMD criminal Musokotwane getting the biggest cut

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  11. In opposition they said PF was corrupt and they had all the evidence…2 years in office no single conviction just evidence vanishing in thin air,,,so who is more corrupt between PF and UPND,,,,,UPND is stealing that which was stolen by PF

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  12. Ask the supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema about the source of his wealth and he wont tell you….imagine even ZRA doesn’t even know where the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema got his money…no trace and that’s a sign of Gold smuggling

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    • ….

      After all your lies and incoherent hysterical accusations……

      Is that the best cover up you can come up with ?????

      Privatisation ?????

      Hehehe

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  13. The crooked Politicians once they get into office first thing is to take charge of all the Law enforcement agencies and the Judiciary so that they can steal without being taken to task….thank God for social media…imagine how they used to steal with no one watching….now at least we have all the video evidence…..HH Knows that he has been caught red handed stealing

  14. Compare HH’s body language and the tone of his voice when he declared that has has been ruled by a “clique” of thieves since independence….now compare with his body language and tone of his voice during his press conference….now he knows that he had been caught as being the “clique” himself…and no wonder he became rich because he was part of the clique of thieves that destroyed our mines and sold all our companies….ARREST HH AND KABUSWE NOW!!!!!

  15. @ Spaka my dear brother you spend the whole day here on Lusaka Times whilst Your Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema is busy striking deals with Foreigners….ask yourself why is DEC and ACC panicking…..i told you that HH is the ring leader and Jito Kayumba is involved together with other Ministers….just a continuation from where PF left from…..”clique of thieves reloaded”

  16. As soon as Mutinta Hichilema was mentioned in Sugilite scandal the whole thing died a natural death……as soon as Musokotwane’s nephew was revealed that he owns 48 house…that was the end of the story…as soon as Gary Nkombo was mentioned in the Forest 27 land the story is now history…..fast foward….as soon as Jito Kayumba was mentioned in the Gold scandal….the ACC and DEC started covering up…….and am told the Foreigners involved refused to appear in court ……the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema doing his tricks

  17. When the rich people steal and get caught stealing its the poor people that defend them and even hero worship them….but when poor people steal and get caught its the rich people who makes sure that they’re sent to jail for a very long time….a poor man will always defend a rich man…POOR MAN SPAKA AND TIKKI DEFENDING THE SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH HAKAINDE HICHILEMA

  18. Dec are doing a good job if UPND was involved one one was going to know about this scandal HH is really doing a good job fighting crime and corruption now we want to see these people going to jail so that others can learn a Lesson if no one is convicted and sent to jail scandals like this will continue and government will be to blame. See the way these PF thugs are blaming UPND bcz no one is being sent to jail let them start getting convicted and go to jail so that they can keep quiet as long as no one is convicted and go to jail they will keep on making noise.

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    • When Rich People steal unfortunately its the poor people that defend them but when poor people steal its the rich that make sure the poor people are sent to jail…how ironic….when Spaka or TIKKI are caught stealing the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema will make they’re both sent to jail but when the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema is caught stealing Spaka and TIKKI will defend him with their own lives….

  19. I find this article too shallow to be true, where are the details of who has been detained and the actual statement from DEC?

    • @Nakulu
      They’re busy working and doing their usual gymnastics…..pretending like they’re working but in the actual sense covering up so that the big people involved especially the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema is well protected….ACC and DEC are being micro managed by the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema….Jito Kayumba and Kakubo are the main players and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema is the ring leader

  20. The Late DEC Commissioner Mukutlu Alfred Sinyani was the real deal not these kawayawaya Bandits instead of fighting corruption they’re the ones enabling corruption and theft….they stole 65 million dollars and shared with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and came up with all sorts of stories with fake government financial transactions engineered by MMD bandit Musokotwane

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