In its latest money laundering report, the Financial Intelligence Centre said it disseminated 80 reports of suspected Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing to Law Enforcement Agencies involving suspected financial crimes valued at ZMW 6.1 billion or about USD 520 million.’
Law enforcement agencies could not arrest these thieves because most of them are ministers and senior government officials. In fact, one of the major suspects is the minister of Home Affairs to whom the police report. We really feel sorry for the police. We know that currently there is huge pressure on law enforcement agencies to abandon whatever investigation le they are carrying on. We are sure that given operation freedom, the police can do a good job and bring the white collar criminals to book. But now it’s impossible.
But the Watchdog shall not be intimidated. We shall Tell you who these thieves are and what they stole. Here is the list of some of the people on the radar. This list was given to all law enforcement agencies. It contains names and suspected amounts. We shall later tell you one by one what each of the suspects stole.