BY SYVESTER KAUMBA
The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged two Agronomists’ for money laundering activities involving over K40, 000.
Kingsley Sililo 27 an agronomist of house number 115 High Cost in Mkushi has been arrested and jointly charged with Tasha Kenneth Mwansa also an agronomist of house number 25856 Woodlands Chalala in Lusaka for theft and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that the suspects on dates unknown but between 1st January 2016 and 30th June 2016 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal various agro chemical products worth K 44,740 from Cure Chem Zambia LTD a company where Kingsley Sililo worked as a sales representative.
In a statement issued to Komboni Radio News, DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo explained that Sililo raised a credit sales invoice for various agro chemical products in the name of the company called Trade Vet Agro and informed his former employers that the said products were supplied to Trade Vet Agro LTD when in fact they were delivered to Tasha Kenneth Mwansa.
Ms Katongo said the agro chemical products where then sold out to other customers by Tasha Kenneth Mwansa and used the proceeds of crime for the personal benefits of himself and Kingsley Sililo.
She said the two suspects are currently on police bond awaiting court proceedings.