The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through the Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Lusaka has arrested a 33 year-old Chinese national identified as Wei Zhenjin of Kitwe for being in possession of devices for data capturing.
DEC Deputy Public Relations Officer Kamufisa Manchishi tells QFM News that the suspect was found in possession of devices for data capturing including an ATM card making machine, card reader machine, 10 white cards and 2 laptops used to clone banking information from genuine ATM cards by engaging Zambians who have registered Point of Sale machines to siphon money through swiping, purporting to pay for services when in fact not.
The Deputy Public Relations has cautioned business houses operating point-of-sale swiping machines to desist from abetting such fraudulent activities while customers are urged to be alert when using Point-of-Sale machines and report any suspicious activities.
He says the suspect has been released on Police bond and will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, the Commission in North-Western Province has arrested four people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in psychotropic substances following an operation conducted in Solwezi and Mwinilunga Districts.
Frank Kusalwa, 31, a small-scale farmer of old Capital, Mulonga Area in Solwezi District has been arrested for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing one tonne, while Kebby Mutwale, 30, also a small-scale farmer of the same area has been arrested for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants in a maize field weighing 37Kgs.
Mr. Manchishi has named others arrested in Manyase area of Mwinilunga District as Moses Chibinda, 31, a charcoal burner for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 1.5Kg and Chris Machaka, 37, for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 2.4Kgs.
Mr. Manchishi says the suspects are in Police custody and are expected to appear in court soon.