More arrested for illegal Livingstone military drilling

By Staff Reporter

Police in Livingstone have arrested another Chinese national and a Zambian Director of Alert Safety Security in Livingstone in connection with conducting unlawful drilling.

Southern Province Commissioner of Police Bonny Kapeso said the arrest of the two brings to eleven the total number of suspects, two Chinese nationals and nine Zambians, helping with police investigations.

“A combined team of District Joint Operations Committee (DJOC) has been constituted to probe the matter. On Friday Police in Southern Province arrested nine men, among them, one Chinese national, for unlawfully conducting drills and using suspected military attire in Livingstone,” said Kapeso.

Kapeso said upon investigations, one pistol, seven shotguns and one big air gun with a box containing shotgun ammunition were recovered allegedly owned by the security company proprietor.

“The group has been conducting trainings without clearance from the police because the uniform used looks similar to the one used by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife,” he said

He said they set up a camp 10 km North of Livingstone’s weighbridge and two kilometres off Great North Road.

“All the eleven suspects are currently in police custody helping with investigations,” he said.