The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a former lawyer of the Examinations Council of Zambia for theft of about K9 million.
DEC spokesperson John Nyawali says Margaret Vikali Mwale, 50, stole the money meant for her maid’s salary which the Examinations Council of Zambia was paying.
“Ms. Mwale in her capacity as Council Secretary while at the Examinations Council of Zambia on dates unknown but between October 2006 to August 2007 did steal a total of K9, 359,442 by way of diverting the maid’s monthly salary to her personal use.”
And DEC say 149 people were arrested countrywide in the last 10 days for trafficking in various quantities of cannabis with a total weight of 250 kilograms.
Among those arrested is Tony Phiri, a 28 year old businessman of Chawama Township who was found in possession of two sachets of cocaine.
All the suspects are detained in Police custody awaiting trials.