DEC has arrested World Vision Zambia finance manager Samson Mpundu for money laundering activities involving over K800 million.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) public relations officer Samuel Silomba stated yesterday that Mpundu, 33, an accountant of Plot No. 482 Avondale, Lusaka, whilst employed as finance manager by World Vision Zambia, made fraudulent transfers to his personal account and to various vendors where he purchased a Toyota Hilux Double Cab and a Nissan Sunny.

Silomba stated that Mpundu also purchased musical equipment from South Africa using World Vision funds.

"The total amount he stole between January 1, 2012 and  September 31 , 2012 is K822, 207,869.80. He has since been charged with theft by servant contrary to section 278 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia and money laundering contrary to section 7 of Act 14 of 2001. The suspect is on police bond and will appear in court soon," he stated.

Meanwhile, Silomba stated that the Commission in Mpika has arrested two  people for trafficking in miraa.

He stated that those arrested were Esther Chanda, 20, of Ntindi village in Nakonde for trafficking in 56 bundles of miraa concealed in two suitcases and Mathews Musonda, 29, of Chozi village in Nakonde for trafficking in 53 bundles of miraa also concealed in two suitcases.

He stated that the two were separately arrested on Kitwe-bound buses in Mpika.
Silomba stated that the suspects were in custody and would appear in court soon.