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DEC Institutes Probe in Pamela Barclays Money Theft

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has instituted investigations into a case in which an employee of Barclays Bank Longacres Branch, Pamela Gondwe, allegedly disappeared with $400, 000 and other amounts in foreign currency plus K250,000 cash.

DEC deputy public relations officer Kamufinsa Manchishi stated that the commission has received a complaint regarding the case and would update the nation on the outcome of the investigations.

According to reports, Gondwe was one of the people entrusted with the dollar Vault (Safe box).

Two weeks ago, she went to work carrying an empty bag.

Gondwe reportedly left a suitcase in the dollar vault over the weekend and only did the packing and taking off with the dollars on Monday, June 10.

She claimed that she had just bought the bag which she left in the Vault room.

On Monday, she told a workmate at the Vault section that she had received instructions from the Head Office to get the serial numbers for all the US dollars in the Vault.

They entered the Vault and started recording serial numbers.

She then offered her colleague some food and the workmate went to the staff canteen to eat.

At this point, she loaded all the dollars in the bag and hid it within the banking premises.

When her colleague returned, Gondwe had already locked her part because two people had keys to the Vault. She told her colleague that she had locked her part and was on her way to the salon for a quick retouch to her hair.

She then used the back door to the alley between Puma Filling Station and the Bank.

Gondwe is alleged to have fled the country with the said money.

Her phone was in the Vault. When the CCTV was reviewed, she was seen packing the money into the suitcase she had left.

Manchishi has not disclosed if the commission has arrested anyone, stating that revealing such information may jeopardize their investigations.

104 Comments

  1. Yande

    But Why? Pamela Why?

  2. Pamela

    That’s dad development

  3. Pf

    Pamela you will regret

  4. kasonde

    busy saying bembas are thieves ba gondwe pompwe munshibila nsala its too much

  5. stanley kafula

    PAM PAM WILL NOT HAVE PEACE EVEN IF SHE IS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY WHEN SHE IS ANY AFRICAN WHO LOOKS LIKE A ZAMBIA SHE WILL BE RUNNING

  6. Bk

    The World Is Small.we are Living in a Global Village

  7. Darlington Mulenga

    Its a sad development to our nation Zambia.The lady looks so innocent to involve herself in such activities.But how possible is it that she could fly with all such huge amount of monies cash.Does it mean she deposited into other foreign accounts? Are the transactions not traceable?

    • Wise me

      D

    • wise me

      It is most likely that she was worked on by her West African boyfriend and his friends for some time now. Look at how fearless she seems to easily done the stealing and security trap evasion That being the case she’s dead meat while the money won’t be found. Let us trust in God’s hand for her life and recovery. of the loot.

      • Lyn

        Please upgrade your reading and comprehension skills. The boyfriend is Ugandan but they had travelled to West Africa together.

      • Soni-dazel

        The country will definitely know which country she flew to. At all the Zambian boarders they will check for her details. That huge amount of money, she must have gone by road. Pamela you are selfish 400 000$ alone. Barclays will close now. Zambian government recover the money before she finishes everything.

  8. Kazungo Kendrick

    Pamela why. Why Pamela, I said it everyone in this government he/she is a thieve. Pamela we are living in a small world.

  9. William Phiri

    Four hundred thousand dollars without freedom is nothing kalongosi niciani mwacita?

  10. FIFA

    Trust nobody, but

  11. FIFA

    Trust nobody, but we are still waiting for more details.

  12. Fraud Investigator

    It’s foolish to steal such little money and think that she can run around the world with it. It’s probably finished as we arEntalking now. Barclays should be blamed for the flows in Security as well as in employing her on nepotism. We read that she was the niece to the past BRclays Boss, a Mr. Gondwe. Then CCTV is Banks should be operational and watched 24/7 days. The lapse just indicates an inside Organized banditry. They probably covered her up.,

    • DENNIS D LONGWE

      It is strange how easy this Pamela Gondwe got Bank money. First vault rule number 1 is No single officer enters the vault alone or is left alone in there. You also lock up together not separately as in this case. Am sure Dec officers will have contacted the other officer who took a lunch break from vault assignment….if you want to suspect a collusion. It’s how investigating officers work. Number 2 Bank since they decided to install cctv in there then they should employ dedicated cctv operators to monitor the going on in the bank and vaults. There should be no hiding place to commit crimes like the this one. Not only to check cctv when a crime is committed. Cctv is a deterrent weapon for people not to commit felon knowing big brother is watching.

  13. pompwe

    Wel done ba DEC but you are fighting wrong battle, thats not your money or our money beside that money is insured please make a u turn and fight for the money stole as per FIC report. leave pamela alone she just took her share.

    • Ccc

      Pamela steals K5.2m and she is literally breaking the internet. Government officials steal K4.1bn (almost 1,000 times more money) and we are even condemning the custodians of the FIC report and calling for their heads.

    • Kay

      I totally agree with you

    • Kim

      Very true

  14. Hev rena

    As interpol we shall nab her and deposit this spoilt brat at chimbokaila.Her days are numbered from today.

  15. brian flex

    no 1 wants to die poor…put yourself in her shoes u might also steal………

  16. X

    What about those who were mentioned in the fic report..?😴 πŸ™†

  17. Kaps

    That’s why I will never name my girl child as Pamela, too much ukuperfoma. Last time their was a “Pamela why “video where the pastor exposed jealous friend, now its Pamela the Bank lifter.

  18. Bashikulu Emma

    She must be

  19. Bashikulu Emma

    She must be in Abuja,Nigeria,where Boko Haram will feast on her.

  20. Pamela Why

    Precious Longwe K200,000 on top of murdering her husband…aba basimbi baku mawa…sorry

  21. Sharawwy

    So proud of her, good job

  22. Timothy nkhata

    tk
    well, it happened in full view of security guards and the police on duty.
    Secondly there are scanners at airports .
    Thus why we say money can buy anything. Even the named security wing following up this matter will have their share. If this sister of ours is cornered believe you me, very little will be recovered or nothing at all. To catch a thief you must be a big pompwe yourself. minus that bane aaa ni chaa.
    Infact teti mulabekofye kwena?

    • Mboko Mboko

      This is so little money people. It will finish soon unless wisely invested. Agony is how to invest it freely and late alone enjoy its fruits
      Ba DEC eyes on FIC report. Don’t be distracted by this change Pam got from my bank

    • Mboko Mboko

      This is so little money people. It will finish soon unless wisely invested. Agony is how to invest it freely and later on enjoy its fruits
      Ba DEC eyes on FIC report. Don’t be distracted by this change Pam got from my bank

  23. Charles chirwa

    Pamela why did you do that sure can’t you see our country is suffering sure

  24. Mr.Gondwe

    She took her part leave her alone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ investigate people mentioned in the FIC report..

  25. Pamela chisanga

    Inside Job, how come her friend agreed to lock when she didn’t see wether the cash was there or it was in Pamela’s underwear

  26. Jms

    CID thats your job but according to the camera’s footage something is fishy no (1) suspect controller that woman can’t work alone impossible we want criminal investigators to investigate that matterif

  27. Euro Bond

    Why should the DEC investigate this matter. This is pure theft and has nothing to do with money laundering and therefore a police case. DEC should focus on the FIC reports which were disseminated to them early this year,

  28. King

    This woman has set standards to all thieves in Zambia…
    Useless thieves busy breaking in poor people’s houses in kanyama and other area, attacking poor innocent souls mu chibolya but instead look at her ‘Pamela’ the Bank Robber a female for that matter imwe bakabwalala you should be serious naimwe look up to her πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚….
    .
    Anyway more reports on the FIC ba DEC

  29. Jms

    CID thats your job but according to the camera’s footage something is fishy no (1) suspect controller that woman can’t work alone impossible we want criminal investigators to investigate that matter if you involve DFC it means the police’s work is pending and due to not knowing one’s job DFC are dropping down to do other people’s job that woman was seen to have courage thats why she was picked as a middle woman maybe I can just connect her to that 250,000cash

  30. Kelly mwenya

    Comment you look very innocent to be involved in such kind of things my sister this world is too small you will be nabbed

  31. JCS

    She’ll never be free.

  32. confidence katenga

    Pamela can’t be alone in such amount of money she got, how can a friend of Pamela be satisfied with the answer which Pamela told her that she has liked it up already minus proving everything together? why she allowed her to go minus also not showing her what she was doing when she was eating sausage? I may say that her friend knew what was going on if not so hence you be in for it. kudya kuzakupangisa kuyenda kujere. anzelu akumawa niwakali. DEC concentrate also on that issue mwaiziwa ya PF

  33. Wise me

    Did you hear that? She was befriended to a West African man. This could have been carefully planned. Such engagement smacks of voodoo and a risk to her life.

  34. Jah rules

    Seriously,,not all that glitters is gold,,…she managed to deceive everyone cz of her bleached colour skin..

  35. gift High Classic indiscipline

    Even if you Run away out off Zambia,Remember God is Watching you. You will Regret for that dear Pamela.Why doing Such Lottern things in our Country. God will judge you.

  36. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    Pamela Gondwe why? You have disgraced the Tumbukas my dear!!!! Why stealing the money when you get alot of money as salary??? Shame on you!!!!!

  37. Kwaza Kuutuka

    The sad part of this is that she will not enjoy the money. And I suspect, she did not carry the money when escaping the country. She must have given someone and left with only a few dollars. But honestly speaking she will be crooked out of that money by whoever and if not careful she may be killed…too bad for her

  38. Kwaza Kuutuka

    CCTV need to be checked 24/7. This is what I have seen in many buildings. There is a guy always monitoring the happenings on the screens. That’s how thieves are caught even in Shoprite and Pick and pay but I am surprise why this was not done in the said bank. Anyway it a lesson learnt.

  39. HOMMIE 24

    shes probably the best this country has seen. she didnt hurt or kill someone she just got the money and off she went. i urge all thiefs in zambia to learn frome pamela and stop stealing tomatoes frome our kitchens

    • Ba Sakala

      I somewhat agree. Straight out of a James Hadley Chase novel, except I can’t remember the title.

      • Daniel Banda

        If the boss who entrusted her with the dollar vault key is mail he lost the money at that moment to those thighs in picture. In women innocent looking faces are misleading they hide a lot of mischief speaking from experience.

        • Doubt Katwishi

          Ba Banda, speaking from experience? Tell us! What happened to you? Was it about the bleached thighs? Kikikiki

  40. Jah rules

    Some fools are busy stealing chip phones ati fwe BAPONDO,,,,Learn something frm her..this is high class..THICK AS THIEVES

  41. muntu nimukali

    this is the first time I’ve seen a movie come true.
    plz when you find this ladie don’t send her to jail just clap for her.
    ndaba she has no fear indeed.
    eeeeeh.
    that money is almost 1million 1billion in the old currency. pamela

  42. Moses Kent

    She is a niece to President Lungu

    • Wezi

      Really? That’s breaking news. I also heard that she is a sister- in -law to Hakaivotela Heka.

  43. janel

    Comment the world is too small…we are living in a global village.. soon to be traced

  44. Kapoko

    The security section handling CCTV must also be questioned Mwina badyamo.

  45. Kk

    Are you probing In FIC. Report too

  46. Pastor John Kashitu

    Thou shall not steal,and wages of sin is death, my sister you will never have piece, that is wickedness because the Bible says they shall be No Piece for the wicked. Sorry for you.

    • Shy Q

      Koma imwe tu pastor uku lelya ishamitulo te? I know, nachikukalipa sana pantu teyiwe wusendele.
      Kabwalala chila mu kalipa, nga munankwe ebile. Sorry pastor mwe ba bomfya bible as a capital for business, shame upon you ba pastor.

  47. Mathews Kabanda

    To bad, this has happened because security is not done in the way it should be. I would like to urge the proper institution to deal with it

  48. Chomba Musonda

    We all don’t what the first lady discussed with the devil, more to come from our ladies

  49. Pamela

    Guys i am enjoying

  50. LN

    Check departure and exit records at the air ports. They could probably be of help in tracing Pamela.

  51. dickson

    Ise ovutika tizapela kuti olemela bakuba

  52. dickson

    Infact my dear pamela please I need you to be my Bo’s you have a lot of money please if you can help me this is my line 0977942896

  53. Kings

    Pamela Job Well Done, Just That You Have Disturbed Us Abit, FIC’s Report Is Our Main Concern At The Moment, Lets Hear What Chagwa Has To Say On Criminals In His Cabinet.

  54. Simeon

    Ladies are trusted what a surprise

  55. Moscow

    She wasn’t alone in the stealing deal. There were other catalyst within the bank premises.

  56. back

    Wow…..I like this one Pamela nice move clean….game.

  57. pussy

    Dear Pamela, please just come out from where you are hiding how can you steal all that amount

  58. edson

    this can be an inside job.why didn’t they report seeing that their friend had disapired.

  59. Love kay

    If Pamela can Rob a bank with all that amount of money.who are these brothers and sisters in tuma booth not to

  60. Shy Q

    The preside of Zambia is a thief, now what do you expect from the citizens? Nifyo fine Pamela can do. Like father like children.
    Like Edgar, like Pamela.
    Kwa shala Bank of Zambia nomba kkkkkkkk…. congratulations Pamela. uubomba mwibala alya mwibala baneee…

  61. DENNIS D LONGWE

    It is strange how easy this Pamela Gondwe got Bank money. First vault rule number 1 is No single officer enters the vault alone or is left alone in there. You also lock up together not separately as in this case. Am sure Dec officers will have contacted the other officer who took a lunch break from vault assignment….if you want to suspect a collusion. It’s how investigating officers work. Number 2 Bank since they decided to install cctv in there then they should employ dedicated cctv operators to monitor the going on in the bank and vaults. There should be no hiding place to commit crimes like the this one. Not only to check cctv when a crime is committed.

    • Adrian

      Leave Pamela alone, she is a good thief because action will only affect one or two people. Real thieves are there sitted in Government and Parliament. Can we therefore deal with real thieves how have killed Masses. K6.1 billion is not small amount of cash.

  62. Boniface

    Sister you have no conscious, money can not be compared to freedom..you robbed your own freedom for the rest of your life..I cant imagine we have such pipo in our Christian nation…may God help us..CIDs do your job

  63. Adrian

    Leave Pamela alone, she is a good thief because action will only affect one or two people. Real thieves are there sitted in Government and Parliament. Can we therefore deal with real thieves how have killed Masses. K6.1 billion is not small amount of cash.

  64. Low low low low

    Get rich or die traying. Mulungu siapasa kumanja.

  65. Peter

    I feel pity for you.
    Ms Gondwe mwatisebanya ife akumawa.πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

  66. Momo

    Smooth criminal πŸ˜ƒ. I love her already

  67. Peter

    Pamela why

  68. Kay

    Italian Job ,well done Pamela.Hollywood Ka movie kamoneka

  69. Barron bwalya

    Whatever goes up must come around days are numbered, remember you had a good salary. Nombafye ubupuba ebowacita

  70. Friday Gyedo

    Let her come to Nigeria, I will be happy to hook up with her.
    I like somebody that can be that brave.

  71. Nyirenda levy

    Comment sad

  72. Mupishi jones

    Pamela, I’m asking for $5000.
    Don’t be selfish. Learn to share

  73. Kevin

    The boyfriend is an Ugandan.

  74. Love kay

    Sweetheart if you are reading this olo ka zali Cha will do πŸ˜”πŸ€‘πŸ€‘#boss lady it’s u pamPam Pamela🀣🀣
    #life is carzy we are busy caring for the jobs we have meanwhile Pamela working in a bank boom off with our salaries. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

  75. Collins

    Pamela you are selfish naiwe zoona ah all that money πŸ’° Elo ninshi uli weka

  76. Collins

    I wish I was the boyfriend

  77. Kase

    This is something fun to hear. They seem to be many backing. How can a bank have a lot of weaknesses on security from the Entery of two officers one going in a vault with an empty bag and a phone, secondly, telling the other to leave, thirdly, packing the money in the bag when a cctv is there, fourth, hiding a bag in the bank without being seen when cctv are there, and finally, going out using a back door without being traced when cctv are there. Do these cctv cover inside the room or even some radius outside? When she was locking the vault, why didn’t other officers in the bank know or see that someone coming straight from the vault suspiciously had something but in few minutes had disappeared? Where were the security people for both inside and outside? This was an organised well numbered players in the game. They knew what was going on and what was going to happen before everything. Everyone is aware and push them……They will reveal. Money has not gone outside but hidden somewhere they know. The one who pretended straight from the strong room to the canteen went organise for transport that came to pick Pamela outside. How can a security officer toralate such where someone coming from an outdoor but goes straight to a vehicle or even going away from bank premises without intervening her…..fish and stinking game…..

  78. Maccool

    I feel pity for you PamelaπŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’. And I wonder why you people from Easten bosts that you are wise??? Look my mbuya Pamela, you lost your brain for you to do that because now you have lost everything and I mean everything. The most important thing among the things you have lost is freedom, do you know why? Because without freedom, you are nothing and you can’t develop or succeed without it and you can never be happy in life without freedom. My sister you achieved a lot, you have a degree, you are an enterpreneur, a writer, you have a decent job with good salary, you had respect etc but, you have lost all those things πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’. Wherever you are, know that money, will never make you happy than the things you have despised. And be careful wherever you are with whoever you are with, people are evil you might get killed for that money. How I wish you could just come back into your home Country and give yourself in because am scared you might come back into a coffin. Just imagine how much you suffered in school for you to acquire that degree. That was a most stupid and foolish thing to think of!!! Shame on you!!!

  79. Moses N

    Barclays Bank 🏦 how did she manage to leave the bank 🏦 without anyone seeing her with bags ….. There may be someone who helped her to leave the bank ….

  80. Nickell same

    Nothing to say She’s brilliant

  81. Jose

    Death will follow you Pamela ,that entrusted boyfriend of yours by yourself had a selfish ambition of extracting money from the coffers of the bank,no regard for you, me being tumbuka is astonished and disappointed by your action, you will live not to know peace, why go to school when you know your goal is robbery? Don’t underrate zp,they will come after you

  82. The Zambian Job

    She just got a potion of her money. Nanga ni ndalama za nyoko.

  83. dailycool Zambia

    mm mm mm Pamela u are bad

  84. Hezron

    CCTV have done nothing why dont they operate 24/7?
    I need an answer

  85. Patson Machila

    She won’t enjoy her spoils. Every second she will be looking over her shoulder for uniformed or plain clothes law enforcement agents. It is others around her who will have joy in her loot, not her self because, eventually, she will be in jail, whether they recover the money (which is not likely) or not.

  86. kaleji mwanza

    he he he he he . wow that’s cool news , its not that I am a bad man but come on . she played it like animal kingdom (series =SMURF)
    now real talk those putting government issues here should behave diplomatic not just talk and talk leave Government out of this and those matters to DEC and ACC its their job cause I believe they are not wasting tax payers money there in offices for doing their job.
    Now about Pamela I truly believe she was not alone in all this theft ,just wait till the third or tenth person comes out too, this stealing is involving and those who have stolen before will know what that means.
    but he he he . Zambia can you improve on your security system LOL he he.

  87. Nelson kay

    Nice one Pamela. . Good work

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