Immigration Assistant steals $300,000 from visas and border passes

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The Drug Enforcement Commission -DEC- through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested an Immigration Assistant for money laundering activities involving over 300,000 United States Dollars.

Hillary Namunji Ng’uni, 33, an Immigration Assistant of Mokambo border area in Mufulira has been charged with theft by public servant, false accounting by public servant and money laundering.

Ng’uni is alleged to have stolen 324,000 US Dollars and over two thousand-Kwacha, money which is revenue from the issuance of visas and border passes.

Further, the suspect engaged in money laundering activities involving the acquisition of two motor vehicles, four separate plots with four by two semi-detached flats, one by three flats and three separate houses.

The properties have since been seized as proceeds of crime, while the suspect is currently on Police bond awaiting a court appearance.

This is according to a statement released by DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo.