DEC arrests FRA officials for money laundering

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested two senior employees of Food Reserve Agency in Kalomo district for money laundering involving over K200 million.

Joe Mhone a Marketing Assistant was arrested together with Gilbert Chikumba a Deport Clerk

Particulars of the offence are that the duo blocked peasant farmers in the area from selling their maize to FRA but swayed the farmers to sale the maize to them at lower prices pretending that the agency was not buying the commodity.

The duo later sold the maize to FRA using names of their junior officers contrary to the FRA guidelines which govern each marketing season.

The two have been released on a K10 million bond each and will appear in the Kalomo Magistrate court on 13th September 2011.

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