THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Bank of Zambia employee for alleged money laundering involving US$ 43,660 and K20, 335 public funds.
DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said Mark Gooke Ndhlovu, 40, a banker of Flat No.8 Nasser Road, Lusaka was arrested for alleged theft by public servant and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Ms Katongo said Mr Ndhlovu, a section officer at the Bank of Zambia between January 1, 2015 and September 20, 2015, while acting together with other persons unknown with intent to defraud, allegedly did steal the cash.
She said the accused was on police bond and would appear in court soon.
Ms Katongo said the Commission was concerned with reports of a group of unscrupulous people masquerading as DEC officers and conducting illegal operations in some Townships in Lusaka.
She said such was a serious offence for anyone to masquerade as a DEC officer, adding that anyone who would be found acting in such a manner would be prosecuted.
“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 said.
Ms Katongo advised members of the public to be on lookout of such people and ensure that they request for proper identification from any officer purporting to be a DEC officer