The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested and jointly charged a Ministry of Health Records Officer and three others for being in possession of over K1.2 million counterfeit notes.
This is according to a statement issued by DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo today.
“Aaron Mwendafilumba, 36, a Records Officer at the Ministry of Health residing at House No. 60 off Kalomo Road in Chilenje has been arrested and jointly charged with Isaac Zulu, 41, of Garden compound, Frank Chila, 39, a businessman of Ngombe compound and Evans Mwange, 48, a businessman of Mandevu compound for being in possession of K1, 240, 600 counterfeit notes,” Katongo stated.
She also stated that the commission had also arrested two people in Western Province for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 58.6Kg
“Meanwhile the Commission in Western Province has arrested two (02) people for trafficking in cannabis and those arrested include Mayamba Erick Mayamba, 46, a businessman of Senanga District for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 58.6kg and Wamunyima Mwananyambe, 45, a small scale farmer of Kalangola area in Senanga District for trafficking in 20.6kg of cannabis. The four suspects were arrested in four (04) different locations in Lusaka and will appear in court soon,” Katongo stated.
Katongo urged people to understand the features of the Zambian kwacha notes to avoid being duped by unscrupulous persons dealing in counterfeit notes.
“The Commission would like to urge members of the public especially peasant farmers and business entities to understand the features of the Zambian kwacha notes as they risk being duped by unscrupulous persons dealing in counterfeit notes,” stated Katongo.