DEC arrests former YWCA Finance manager for money laundering

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—————–The Drug Enforcement Commission
through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a
former Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) Finance Manager for
money laundering activities involving K90, 000.

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo said Geoffrey Kaoma, 43,
a former YWCA employee of Plot No. 23147 PHI in Lusaka has been
arrested for forgery, stealing by clerk and servant and money
laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offense are that Kaoma in his capacity as Finance
Manager at YWCA on dates unknown but between January 1, 2006 and
December 30, 2007 jointly and whilst acting together with other
persons unknown did steal K90, 000 property of YWCA Council of Zambia
and uttered cheques at YWCA’s Bankers where they were honoured.

Ms Katongo said the suspect also engaged directly or indirectly in
business transactions by investing in a laundry business in Lusaka’s
PHI area using the proceeds of crime.

This was contained in a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

And Ms Katongo said the Commission has arrested Oliver Hachinyeme, 36,
a peasant farmer of Simalele village in Kalomo district for unlawful
cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 55kg.

She said in Shangombo district, the Commission has also arrested
Mutemwa Mutemwa, 32, a peasant farmer of Lusinina village in
Shang’ombo district for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants
weighing 45.8kg and Brian Mbewe, 41, a peasant farmer of Simalele
village for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing

Ms Katongo said all the suspects will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, the Anti-Narcotics Force of Pakistan has arrested a 35
year-old female Zambian for trafficking in cocaine.

She identified the suspect as Patricia Malambo, 35, who was arrested
at Bacha Khan international Airport, Peshawar in Islamabad Pakistan
for having concealed 17 cocaine filled capsules in her rectum weighing

Ms Katongo said Malambo was travelling from Johannesburg to Pakistan via Doha.