DEC investigates cases worth K1bn

 DEC investigates cases worth K1bn

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Anti Money Laundering Investigations Unit investigated over one billion Kwacha, in Money laundering cases in 2021.

DEC Public Relations Manager Mathias Kamanga says this involves 2-hundred and 19 cases which involved 54 million United States Dollars and 23 thousand Euros.

Mr Kamanga said that 92 cases were reported from January to July 2021 before the General Election, while 1-hundred and 27 cases were reported after the polls.

Mr Kamanga said of the 2-hundred and 19 cases that were recorded, 56 persons were arrested countrywide compared to 1-hundred and 20 persons in 2020.

He said DEC’s Anti-Money Laundering Unit in 2021 seized three real estate properties, 32 motor vehicles among millions of Kwacha and Dollars held in various bank accounts.

Mr Kamanga said that the DEC in 2022 is determined to continue executing its mandate through team work, collaborations and consultation with various stakeholders.

This is according to a media statement made available to the media.