THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has seized four motor vehicles belonging to PF cadre Maxwell Chongu.
This follows operations conducted by the Commission where various individuals have been searched and some properties seized.
In a statement, Wednesday, DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga said members of the public had been providing information on suspected financial crimes, particularly money laundering.
He added that among the vehicles seized include an unregistered Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux, a Mark X with registration number BBA 4238 and a Small Truck with registration number BAG 4331.
“The Drug Enforcement Commission wishes to thank members of the public that have been bringing information on suspected financial crimes particularly money laundering. The Commission has received a lot of reports in the past weeks, some of which have led to operations where various individuals have been searched and some properties seized. Among the operations conducted was a search at the residence for Maxwell Chongu where four motor vehicles were seized. These include unregistered Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux, a Mark X with registration number BBA 4238 and a Small Truck with registration number BAG 4331 investigation in this matter continues,” Kamanga said.
Kamanga urged members of the public with authentic and verifiable information to report such matters to the commission for investigations.
He added that the reports should be void of emotions and vindictiveness and should not be a witch hunt.
“As we have always stated, the Commission has a systematic and robust verification process of all pieces of information received from different sources. This includes seizure of assets that are reasonably suspected to be connected to the allegations. The seizure is followed by further verification which may result in us either returning the property to the owner or taking further action as guided by the Law. The Commission further wishes to appeal to members of the public with authentic and verifiable information to report such matters for investigations. These reports must be void of emotions and vindictiveness and must not be a witch hunt,” said Kamanga.