Another visitor from Brazil nabbed over drugs

The Drug Enforcement Commission in Livingstone has arrested another Angolan national for trafficking in 135 pellets of cocaine weighing over 1.5 kilograms.

And DEC has arrested two directors of a training consultancy firm for money laundering involving over K250 million.

Leonardo Kassapa, 36, was arrested together with Silver Cruzda, a Namibian national who went to pick him from the Livingstone International Airport upon arrival from Brazil aboard a South African Airways, DEC spokesperson John Nyawali has confirmed.

Kassapa, a mechanics, had swallowed the pellets as a mode of concealment and took him two days to expel the Narcotics while in detention.

This is the biggest single seizure recorded in recent years where an individual had to swallow over 100 pellets, revealed Nyawali.

The arrest of Mr. Kassapa comes barely a week after another Angolan national was arrested at the Ndola International Airport on the Copperbelt upon arrival from Brazil.

He is currently detained in custody and will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, the Anti Money Laundering Investigations Unit of the Commission has arrested two directors of a training consultancy firm for money laundering involving over K250 million.

Samuel Chungu, managing director of Elisam General Agency Limited was arrested together with Jonathan Malembeka, director of operations and planning at the same firm.

The two directors are accused of  fraudulently obtaiing money from the unsuspecting public by purporting that they would find them nursing scholarships to the universities in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Canada.

Nyawali said that by running adverts in one of the daily Newspapers, the directors asked the – would be students to deposit the money in a bank account held with one of the internationally acclaimed banks where over K250 million was deposited.

He said the two have been denied bond and are currently appearing in court.

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