The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a 28-year-old female administration officer in Lusaka for obtaining over K400,000 under false pretences and money laundering.

Meanwhile, Drug Enforcement Commision has also arrested and charged two Lusaka residents for being in possession of $10,000 counterfeit notes.

In a statement today, DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said that the female administration officer identified as Mwansa Carol Musaba, while acting with other unknown people, attached already paid invoices to delivery notes claiming payments to a known mining company.

“DEC through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested 28 year old Mwansa Carol Musaba, an administration officer of 54 Chamba valley for obtaining money by false pretences, uttering of false documents and money laundering,” Katongo said.

“On dates unknown but between January 1, 2015 and April 30, 2017, Mwansa Carol Musaba whilst acting together with other unknown persons, attached copies of invoices which were already paid to various delivery notes and submitted them to a known Mining Company claiming payments amounting to K402,000. The payments were made to her company account which were later withdrawn.”

Katongo further said Musaba, who is currently on police bond, engaged in money laundering activities by procuring a motor vehicle using proceeds of crime and later sold it.

And Katongo stated that two people had been nabbed for being in possession of counterfeit notes.

“And still in Lusaka, the Commission has arrested and jointly charged two (02) people for being in possession of $10,000 United States Dollar counterfeit notes. Those arrested and jointly charged include Doreen Walubita, 40, of Matero East and Dieson Mukisi, 58, of Libala South for being in possession of $10, 000 United States Dollar counterfeit notes,” stated Katongo.

She said all the suspects will appear in court soon.