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‘Gold’ Scandal: Travails of 5 foreign nationals end, as govt withdraws case; Kasanda, 4 others to face trial


The travails of five foreign nationals in the case of seized private planes reportedly conveying ‘gold’, arms and foreign currencies may have come to an end as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has discontinued proceedings against accountant Oswald Diangamo and five other Egyptians.

However, the Magistrate Court has committed the remaining five suspects who include Shadreck Kasanda to the High Court on charges of espionage.

Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer, Hussein Khan, added that the two Egyptians would be rearrested on lesser charges and granted bail on bond.

“Drug Enforcement Agency wishes to inform the public that the matter involving individuals who were arrested at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on allegations of espionage and other offences has been sent to the High Court following the issuance of a committal certificate by the Director of Public Prosecutions,” Khan said.

He said in a statement on Friday that DPP entered a nolle prosequi with respect to the five Egyptians and one Zambian, Osward Diangamo.

Khan said the rest of the accused persons would be tried at the High Court on espionage charge.

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