The Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit of the Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested Charles Shakafuswa brother of Katuba Member of Parliament Jonas Shakafuswa for money laundering activities involving over K200 million.
One of the Shakafuswa bothers is currently on the run.
DEC spokesperson John Nyawali has confirmed that 49-year old Shakafuswa a resident of New John Laing Township in Lusaka was arrested together with his two nephews Farai Mhende, 23, and Victor Banda, 33.
He said that Shakafuswa, acting together with his younger brother Ephraim Shakafuswa and their two nephews swindled Sunburn Trading and Enterprises of Hungary a total of K201 million by purporting to have secured land in Livingstone which they wanted to lease to the company.
The Shakafuswa brothers claimed that they had secured land near the Victoria Falls from ZESCO Limited for Sunburn Traders to construct some recreation facilities.
The Money was transferred to the Shakafuswa brothers and their two nephews through electronic money transfer using and identified commercial Bank and an international money transfer organisation.
Nyawali said a manhunt has since been launched for Ephraim Shakafuswa who is currently on the run.
The trio has been released on Police bond and will appear in court soon.
Nyawali has appealed to Zambians who have partnered with foreign companies to be sincere and honest in their transactions in order to boost economic developments in the country.
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