By Staff Writer
The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Northern Province has jointly charged and arrested two Directors and three Drivers from a named transportation company for theft of maize and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga said fact for the case are that Paul Chansa, 39 and Director at Kanos General Dealers Company, jointly and whilst acting together with Pamela Munkonge, 40 and also a Director in the same company, three Drivers namely Joseph Musonda 28, Lucky Chisulo 32 and Aaron Mpepo, 30 and other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between July 2021 1, and March 1, 2022, allegedly stole 9,410 by 50kg bags of maize valued at K2, 352, 500.00.
Mr Kamanga said the maize was property of the Food Reserve Agency in the 2021/2022 marketing season. The company was hired to transport maize from various depots in Northern Province to the main depot in Kasama and did pick up the said maize from the depots but did not deliver it to FRA in Kasama.
He said the Commission has since seized a house, four trucks and a Toyota Land Cruiser from the suspects.
“We wish to send a strong warning to all transporters that may be in this habit to desist from committing similar offences as this is daylight robbery from the people of Zambia. The long arm of the law will catch up with you,” he said.