The Drug Enforcement Commission, through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit, has arrested a female accountant of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over K500,000.

According to a statement issued by DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo, Thursday, Deborah Mwila Kabila, 34, of House No. 49, Nyumba Yanga in Lusaka has been arrested for theft by public servant and money laundering, contrary to the laws of Zambia.

“Particulars of the offence are that Deborah Mwila Kabila on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2018 and 30th November, 2018 in her capacity as a payroll and payment officer at a named financial institution created various fictitious transactions amounting to K507, 157.13 which she transferred to four personal accounts and to her mother’s account held at the same institution she was working for. The suspect further acquired two motor vehicles, a Mercedes Benz C200, a Honda Civic and used part of the stolen funds to construct a semi-detached house up to roof-level in Chalala,” stated Katongo.

“The suspect has since been released on Police bond and will appear in court soon. Meanwhile, the Lusaka Magistrate Court has convicted two people for trafficking and importing twenty-four (24) kilograms of cocaine, the highest quantity recorded in Zambia.”