The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a Banker at one of the leading banks in the country for depositing over K10 million of counterfeit notes.
DEC spokesperson says Charity Tobuto Kubiwa was arrested together with Tresford Chanda a sales manager at Zamzam Butcheries in Lusaka after the counterfeits were discovered among the genuine deposited notes.
Nyawali did not mention the bank involved but said Kubiwa was reported to the DEC by her employers.
“The notes which were in fifty thousand Kwacha denominations were discovered among the K32 million deposited by Mr. Chanda which transaction was facilitated by Kubiwa.
“Investigations have shown that some bank officials in several other banks are conniving with criminals to swindle banks by exchanging counterfeit notes with genuine ones,’ said Nyawali.
Meanwhile, a 39 year old businesswoman of Garden Township has been arrested together with a Ugandan national for being in possession of K5 million of counterfeit notes.
Eliza Zulu and Samuel Nsumbuso were arrested along Freedom way as they attempted to sale the counterfeits to unsuspecting members of the public, according to Nyawali
He said the two had the counterfeits in fifty thousand Kwacha notes.
And 60 people were arrested countrywide in the last seven days for trafficking in different quantities of cannabis with a total weight of 163 kilograms.
Among those arrested were Piera Mumba, Chris Ganizani Ng’ambi and Kelvin Mbewe for attempting to frame their colleague with drugs.
The trio stuffed the drugs and counterfeit notes at the bottom of the Pizza which they ordered for their colleague and was delivered to her by a Pizza firm.
The drugs and counterfeit notes were discovered after a careful trail of the delivery.
The Commission would like to warn members of the public that it will not be used to settle personal differences but perform its duties professionally.