113 arrested in joint operation in Chibolya

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More than 100 people have been arrested in Lusaka’s Chibolya compound by a combined team of Police, Department of Immigration and the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) officers.

According to a joint statement made availed to the media by Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo and her DEC and Immigration Department counterparts Theresa Katongo and Namati Nshinka respectively, the operation was a success.

The statement says 113 suspects were arrested for varios illegal activities during a joint operation dubbed Operation Chalo which was conducted in Lusaka’s Chibolya Compound on Friday night throughout to the morning of Saturday.

It says the operation was conducted in order to disrupt illegal activities in Chibolya, following numerous complaints from members of the public.

“Out of the one hundred and thirteen (113) persons apprehended, fifty-three (53) were for immigration related offences, thirty-three (33) for drug related offences, while twenty-seven (27) were for general crimes such as being found in possession of suspected stolen property,” the statement reads.

The statement says the majority of those nabbed for immigration related offences did not produce documents to prove their legal immigration status in Zambia at the time of the operation, screening to ascertain their immigration status in Zambia continues.

And the LEAs also seized a significant amount of different psychotropic and other banned substances were found, including cannabis, suspected cocaine, boxes of benylin codeine and instruments used to administer drugs.


One Response to 113 arrested in joint operation in Chibolya

  1. Wow dat was a great job, please dat shouldn’t be the first nd last but they shud continue doing that, and please ba dec u shud come ku blue water jst behind misutbish

    Anthony Mwelwa
    June 24, 2019 at 3:20 pm

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