Millions of dollars plus guns seized at Zambian airport

Lusaka, ZAMBIA: Zambia’s anti-money laundering and drug trafficking body has seized close to $6m (£4.7m) in cash at the main airport in the capital, Lusaka.

Also seized were five pistols, seven magazines, 126 rounds of ammunition, 602 pieces of suspected gold weighing 127kg and equipment used for measuring gold.

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) received a tip-off that a chartered aircraft carrying dangerous goods had landed at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Sunday evening, according to the body’s director general Nason Banda.

“The Commission has since seized the Global Express T7-WW on which the above items were found and another aircraft belonging to a local airline whose make is King Air B190.The 10 suspects including a Zambian, have been detained awaiting further investigations,” he said in a press statement.

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