DEC arrests BoZ employee for money laundering


The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a Bank of Zambia employee for money laundering involving USD 43,660 and K20,335.
Commission Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo says Mark Gooke Ndhlovu, 40, a banker of Flat No.8 Nasser Road, Lusaka was arrested for theft by Public Servant and Money Laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Ms Katongo says Ndhlovu, a Section Officer at the Bank of Zambia, on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2015 and 20th September, 2015, whilst acting together with other persons unknown with intent to defraud, did steal cash amounting to USD 43,660 and K20,335 property of his employer.
She says the accused is on police bond and will appear in court soon.


And The Drug Enforcement Commission is concerned with reports of a group of unscrupulous people masquerading as DEC Officers and conducting illegal operations in some named Townships in Lusaka.
Ms Katongo says this group of people is believed to be going round townships using a Toyota Surf and another unidentified vehicle to conduct illegal operations and terrorizing unsuspecting members of the public.
She warns that it is a serious offense for anyone to masquerade as a DEC officer, and that anyone found acting in such a manner will be prosecuted.
Ms Katongo has since advised members of the public to be on the lookout for such people and ensure that they request for proper identification from any officer purporting to be a DEC officer.