A combined team of law enforcement officers on Thursday unearthed and seized two point one billion Kwacha from former Labour Minister Austin Liato’s farm in Lusaka West.
Officers from the Police, Anti-Corruption Commission and the Drug Enforcement Commission undertook a two hour joint operations to uncover and seize money buried in two trunks at Mr Liato’s farm number 44 in Mwembeshi area.
The law enforcement officers are expected to question Mr LIATO over the money suspected to have been corruptly obtained and held in contravention of the Banking and financial services Act.
A ZNBC news crew that checked on the former Task Force on Corruption Officers in Woodlands in Lusaka around 03:00 hours on Friday found the joint team of Security officers counting through the stacks of cash bundles in fifty thousand Kwacha notes.
Inspector General of Police Martin Malama who was at the Former Task Force on Corruption offices, vowed that no stone will be left unturned in pursuit of plundered public resources.
Dr Malama says all culprits will be brought to book regardless of their political or social status.
And Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela says Mr Liato will appear before the law enforcement officers to account for the money.
Ms Kanjela says Mr Liato will be accorded a chance to explain how he acquired and held on the cash suspected to have been looted from public coffers.