The Drug Enforcement Commission of Zambia has successfully retrieved a second helicopter valued at $1.4 million, which is allegedly linked to proceeds of crime. This follows the earlier retrieval of another helicopter in June, belonging to Joseph Malanji, from Zimbabwe.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Gilbert Phiri, and DEC Director General, Nason Banda, witnessed the arrival of the second helicopter at the Zambia Air Force City airport. The asset was inspected by Chief State Advocate, Margaret Kapambwe, from the Asset Forfeiture Department.
The retrieval of these two helicopters is seen as a significant achievement in the fight against crime. The collaboration between the Drug Enforcement Commission and other agencies has proven effective in recovering assets that are believed to be obtained through illegal means.
It is important to note that the details of the investigations leading to the retrieval of the helicopters have not been disclosed. However, the successful recovery of these assets demonstrates the commitment of the Zambian government in combating illicit activities and seizing unlawfully acquired property.
The Drug Enforcement Commission continues to work tirelessly to identify and seize assets that are linked to criminal activities. These efforts aim to dismantle criminal networks, disrupt their operations, and ensure that those involved face the full force of the law.
This latest development underscores the dedication of the authorities in Zambia to address the issue of crime, particularly those involved in money laundering and illicit financial activities. The recovery of these helicopters sends a strong message that crime will not go unpunished, and individuals involved in illegal activities will be held accountable.
The fight against crime is an ongoing battle that requires the collaboration of various law enforcement agencies and the support of the public. Through continued efforts and effective strategies, Zambia aims to create a safer and more secure environment for its citizens.