Four public Service workers working for the Kasama Municipal Council in Northern Province have been arrested by the Drugs Enforcement Commission for money Laundering activities involving more than Twenty Six Thousand Kwacha.
This is according to a statement issued by DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo, today.
Wednesday 10th July, 2018 -The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Northern Province has arrested and jointly charged four (04) Public Service Workers of Kasama Municipal Council for money laundering offences contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The four arrested include, Biseck Mbewe, 31, an Information Technology Programmer for forgery, theft by servant, uttering of false documents, and money laundering, Edgar Mwila, 32, an Office Assistant for theft by servant while Foster Mwila, 30, a Revenue Collector and Onicious Munkombwe, 32, a Public Health Inspector, have been charged for theft by servant and uttering of false documents.
Particulars of the offence are that the suspects, on dates unknown but between 1st July, 2017 and 31st January, 2018 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal K26,673.50 from Kasama Municipal Council through the issuance of forged receipts to clients of the Council paying for various licensing fees. It is further alleged that Biseck Mbewe on dates unknown but between 1stAugust, 2017 and 1st March, 2018 laundered part of the funds by purchasing a residential plot within Kasama District.
Katongo said that all suspects are currently on Police bond and will appear in court soon.