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FRA Data Entry Specialist nabbed for money laundering

• In his capacity as a Data Entry Specialist at FRA, Mr. Kunda stole 324 metric tonnes of maize worth K1, 296, 000.
• He issued fraudulent instructions for the release of maize purporting that it was being collected by a named company when in fact not.
• Mr. Kunda further forged and uttered the statement of accounts for the named company.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Data Entry Specialist at Food Reserve Agency (FRA) for forgery and uttering false documents, theft by servant and money laundering involving over K1 million.

Commission Public Relations Officer Hussein Khan said Gregory Kunda 39, of Makoma Village, in Nakonde district has been charged and arrested for Forgery and Uttering False Documents contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Mr. Khan explained that particulars of the matter are that Mr. Kunda, in his capacity as a Data Entry Specialist at FRA, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown people but between 1st January 2022 and 30th September 2022, stole 324 metric tonnes of maize worth K1, 296, 000 by issuing fraudulent instructions for the release of maize purporting that it was being collected by a named company when in fact not.

“The Commission has charged and arrested Gregory Kunda for Forgery and Uttering False Documents contrary to sections 342 and 352 respectively of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, Theft by Servant contrary to section 278 of the Penal Code and Money Laundering contrary to section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as amended by Act No. 44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.”

“Particulars of the matter are that Gregory Kunda aged 39 of House No. 80 Makoma Village, in Nakonde in his capacity as a Data Entry Specialist at the FRA jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown on dates unknown but between 1st January 2022 and 30th September 2022 did steal 324 metric tonnes of maize worth K1, 296, 000 by issuing fraudulent instructions for the release of the maize purporting that it was being collected by named company when in fact not,” Mr. Khan said

He added that the suspect further forged and uttered the statement of accounts for the named company purporting that its account was overdrawn when in fact not and also engaged in money laundering by concealing the true nature of the K1, 296,000 proceeds of crime.

Meanwhile, Mr. Khan revealed that DEC through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has charged and arrested Abigail Nzima, aged 33 a Loans Officer at a named financial institution for Theft of K19, 040, money that came in her possession by virtue of her employment.

“Particulars of the matter are that Abigail Nzima a resident at Real Master Complex in Ndola on dates unknown but between 13th and 30th November 2022 did steal K19, 040 money that came in her possession by virtue of her employment. The two are on bond and will appear in court soon,” he stated.

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