Two arrested for allegedly stealing maize worth K50, 000

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Two Lusaka businessmen have been arrested for money laundering activities involving over K50, 000 kwacha.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo named the two businessmen as Gabriel Musonda, 30, of Makeni Villa and Richard Sakala, 39 of Garden House area.

Particulars of the offence are that the duo on June 10, 2014 while acting together with other persons unknown did steal 600 by 50 kilograms bags of maize valued at K51, 000 from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).

They were arrested as they were about to transact at one of the milling companies in Lusaka’s industrial area.

Ms Katongo has also disclosed that 25 people have been arrested countrywide in the last three days for trafficking in various quantities of narcotic and psychotropic substances.

The suspects arrested include Samson Banda, 24, of Lusaka’s Chibolya Compound and Charles Chilufya, 28, a driver of Join Laing compound for trafficking in 87 sachets of heroin.

Others include Tise Mushangome, 43 and Noah Chipowa, 25, of Simayomeka area in Western Province for trafficking in 13.6 kilograms and 8.2 kilograms of loose cannabis respectively.

Ms Katongo also stated that Henry Njangi, a pupil of Kyawama compound in Solwezi has also been arrested for trafficking in 1.5 kilograms of loose cannabis.

Others are Robert Chileshe, 42 and Kennedy Bweupe, 35, of Luansobe Farm Block in Mufulira for trafficking in 2.8 kilograms and 2.1 kilograms of loose cannabis respectively.