December 17, 2022 – A combined team of officers from the Zambia Police Service, Drug Enforcement Commission and the Department of Immigration conducted an operation in Mtendere Compound where 105 suspects aged between 17 and 51 were apprehended.
Officers swung into action around 21:00 hours in Mtendere Compound and apprehended 105 suspects including nine women.
Among the suspects, 25 were picked for Immigration related offences comprising 11 Burundians, seven Tanzanians, four Congolese, two Zimbabweans and one Rwandese.
One person was nabbed for a drug related offence while 79 were apprehended for Idle and Disorderly.
All suspects are detained in Police custody awaiting to be formally charged.
These Operations will continue in an effort to rid the City from criminal elements.
Members of the public are called upon to cooperate with the officers and provide information which may be of help to the law enforcement agencies.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer
DEC Public Relations Officer
Acting Public Relations Officer – Department of Immigration