DEC arrest FRA employee

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The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a Marketing Assistant at the Food Reserve Agency for Money laundering activities involving over K90,000.

DEC Public Relations officer Theresa Katongo says Wainyae Sipumo, 26, of Hillside area in Mazabuka has been arrested for theft by servant contrary to section 337 of the penal code, forgery and uttering of false documents.

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Ms Katongo says particulars of the offence are that, Wainyae Sipumo, on dates unknown but between 1st April, 2012 and 1st May, 2013, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown in his capacity as a Marketing Assistant of the Food Reserve Agency at Mazabuka Main Depot did steal money amounting to K93, 585.00 which was entrusted to him to pay security guard personnel working in different satellite depots in Mazabuka District.

She says the suspect forged signatures of the intended recipients to steal the money.

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Meanwhile the Commission in North-Western Province has arrested six (6) people for trafficking in cannabis after conducting an operation in various districts of the province.

Ms Katongo says among those arrested and jointly charged is Martin Kasamu, 33 of Kivunku area in Kasempa District and Max Makina of the same area for trafficking in 2.5kg of loose cannabis
She says also arrested is Kale Sambaulu, 32, of Kabanda compound in Solwezi District for trafficking in 1.3kg of loose cannabis and David Kaumba, 33 of Zambia compound in Solwezi, for trafficking in 800g of loose cannabis.

She adds that during the same operation in North-Western Province, two (02) suspects were apprehended for being in possession of 2 AK 47 rifles and 25 rounds of ammunition.

The two suspects have since been handed over to the Zambia Police Service.

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