One Chipata businesswoman has been arrested for money laundering and being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime, according to the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC).
And DEC has arrested two other people for trafficking in various quantities of cocaine and heroin in Lusaka and Central provinces.
In a statement, DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo explained that Fanny Zulu, a businesswoman and proprietor of Chillax Pub in Chipata, was jointly charged with Hellen Mvula for trafficking in six sachets of cocaine.
“The two are identified as Fanny Zulu, 25, a businesswoman and proprietor of Chillax Pub, jointly charged with Hellen Mvula, 65, both of House number 67, Hollywood Compound in Chipata District. The duo has been charged with trafficking in six sachets of cocaine. The Commission, through its Anti-money Laundering Investigations Unit in Chipata, has further charged one of the suspects Fanny Zulu for money laundering and being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime, contrary to the laws of Zambia. Various items have since been seized from the suspect,” Katongo stated in a press release issued, Wednesday.
And the Commission also arrested a small-scale farmer of Chinkumbi Village in Central province’s Liteta area for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 207 Kgs, while another businessman was apprehended in Matero for trafficking heroin.
“And the Commission in Central Province has arrested Tenepas Mweetwa, a small-scale farmer of Chinkumbi Village in Liteta area for trafficking in 4×50 Kg bags and 8 packs of loose cannabis weighing a total of 207 Kgs. The suspects are currently in police custody and will appear in court soon. The Commission in Lusaka has arrested Joseph Chizala, 37, a businessman of Marapodi Compound for trafficking in ninety-six (96) sachets of heroin. He was arrested in Matero Township during an operation conducted in the area,” stated Katongo.