DEC headquarters blocks investigation of K4, 000, 000 embezzlement

DEC headquarters blocks investigation of K4, 000, 000 embezzlement

The Drug Enforcement Commissioner (DEC) headquarters in Lusaka has been accused of blocking an investigation into embezzlement of money amounting to K4, 000, 000 by a former managing director of a Ndola based company, Inkazteca.

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According to sources, Mr John Velasquez as managing director embezzled funds from his employers (Inkazteca ) and was reported to DEC anti money laundering and fraud division in Ndola.

The DEC officers in Ndola did an exceptional and thorough investigative job and were at the point of arresting the suspect when suddenly instructions were issued from Lusaka to stall the case.

This prompted Inkazteca Drilling Services to ask their lawyers to make a follow up. When DEC bosses in Lusaka heard about the involvement of lawyers, they instructed the Ndola officers to transfer the case to Lusaka where it will die a natural death.

The Watchdog has been reliably informed that senior DEC in officers Lusaka received huge bribes to sit on this case. In the next article, we shall name the DEC officers involved.

Meanwhile, Inkazteca Drilling Services is at the verge of suffering financially as shareholders are threatening to pull out. See the letter of complaint by Inkazteca Drilling Services to DEC Ndola Regional commander.

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