Lusaka, Tuesday 21st March 2023
The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested two employees of the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) in Luwingu for theft by public servant and money laundering involving over K800, 000.
The Unit has formally jointly charged and arrested Kelly Makasa a Marketing Assistant aged 32 and Cassidy Mende a Commodity Checker aged 35 both of Luwingu for Theft by Public Servant contrary to section 277 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and Money Laundering contrary to section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as amended by Act No. 44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the matter are that Makasa and Mende jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between 30th January 2020 and 14th February 2023 while employed by the FRA stole 3, 425 by 50 kg bags of white maize from the Luwingu main depot valued at K865, 000.
In the course of investigations, the Unit seized two incomplete houses belonging to the two. They are on bond and will appear in court soon.
Hussein Khan
Public Relations Officer