The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a former Acting Port Manager of Mpulungu Harbour Corporation Limited for money laundering activities involving over K29, 000.
DEC Public Relations Officer, Theresa Katongo stated that Fabian Lyabungwa, 49, a former Acting Port Manager of Mpulungu Harbour Corporation Limited has been arrested for obtaining money by false pretences and possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Ms Katongo said the particulars of the offence are that Lyabungwa on dates unknown but between 1st October and 31st October 2013, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown in his capacity as Acting Port Manager for Mpulungu Harbour did fraudulently obtain money amounting to K29, 500.
She explained that the money was then deposited in his personal account domiciled at named Bank purporting that the money was meant for a recruitment exercise when in fact not.
Ms Katongo said the accused person has since appeared in court for plea and has denied the charges.