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Three Telecom staff nabbed for theft

SIMON MUNTEMBA writes

@SunZambian

THREE people at a named telecommunication company have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for alleged money laundering activities involving over K 500, 000.

DEC Deputy Public Relations officer Kamufisa Manchishi told The Sun in a statement, that the three, who are identified as Phidelis Beenzu Chiboola, 38, Ebbie Kadantu, 42, and Joel Mufuzi, 42, have been charged with stealing by clerk and servant as well as money laundering, contrary to the laws of Zambia.

“The three, who are identified as Phidelis Beenzu Chiboola, 38, a treasury officer of Plot 411/5 A, Mapepe in Chilanga, Ebbie Kadantu, 42, a Compliance and Tax officer of Plot 30332 off Shantumbu Road, Joel Mufuzi, 42, an accountant of Plot 12712, Chalala, have been charged with stealing by clerk and servant as well as money laundering, contrary to the laws of Zambia,” Mr Manchishi.

Mr Manchishi said the commission has since seized three houses as suspected proceeds of crime from the suspects.

Meanwhile, Mr Manchishi said the commission has arrested two small-scale farmers for drug offences involving over 1.5 tons of cannabis plants.

He said those arrested include Moses Kapeya, of Mpika, Muchinga Province and Danny Muteba, of Samapimbi Village in North-Western Province for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants which was intercropped with groundnuts.

Mr Manchishi said all the suspects will appear in court soon.

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