DEC arrests Lusaka man for money laundering

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The Anti- Money Laundering Investigations Unit of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 40-year-old man of Garden compound in Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over K40, 000.

DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo disclosed in a statement to ZANIS today that Charles Zulu, 40, has been arrested for obtaining money by false pretenses and uttering of false documents contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that Zulu, alias Mylon Mushala or Victor Chanda, on dates unknown but between 1st June 2014 and 10th March 2015 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, obtained K4,500 from four unsuspecting members of the public by falsely pretending that he works  for a named international non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Ms. Katongo stated that the said members of the public had been employed and offered contracts through Zulu by the NGO when in fact not.

She further explained that the suspect attempted to obtain K1, 000 from another member of the public by purporting that he would offer employment to her two nephews when in fact not.

She said the suspect has since pleaded guilty to all the charges in the courts of law and his case comes up for sentencing in the Lusaka Magistrate court on Friday, 20th March, 2015.