DEC arrests two Ndola women for money laundering

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested two Zambian women of Ndola for money laundering offences amounting to one hundred and sixty million kwacha.

In an interview with radio phoenix, DEC Assistant Public Relations Officer, Theresa Katongo named one of the women as Cleopatra Chibuye, a student who was arrested for forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.

Katongo said facts that on unknown dates but between January and March 2011, Chibuye did launder over K60 million by obtaining money from a bank certain bank through an account to belonging to a lady named Yvonne.

She named 46year old Grace Mulenga, who is a secretary in the Government as the other woman arrested by the commission.

Katongo said Mulenga was detained for theft and altering documents, adding that she stole a cheque amounting to K9 million belonging to unknown individual.

She also confirmed that Mulenga had obtained a National Registration Card (NRC) in the name of Elizabeth Phiri and opened an account in the same name with intent to deprive Phiri of her of an undisclosed amount of cash she was to receive as her son’s benefits.

Katongo said the two women are on police bond and will appear in court soon.

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