Police have arrested 38 people for trespassing on Military land located in Kashitu area of Kapiri-Mposhi District.
The police has also arrested 20 people (Junkies) for allegedly being idle and disorderly in Lusaka’s Chawama Compound.
On trespassers, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale, said the 38 who included 17 females trespassed on the 42 Zambia Army Battle Training Area by way of squatting and cutting down trees.
Mwale explained that police instituted investigations following a report of people settling on Military land and on February 14, 2023 around 09:00 hours 38 people were picked from the Army Training area in Kashitu.
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“They are all detained in Police custody charged with the offence of Criminal Trespass,” he said in a statement issued in Lusaka on Thursday.
Mwale warned that members of the public especially those squatting or had encroached on Military land that they were putting their lives in danger as training areas contained particles that may cause serious harm or even death.
He urged traditional leaders to relocate their people to other designated areas far from Military training areas as it would be dangerous for civilians to co-exist with trainees.
Meanwhile, Mwale said 20 people (Junkies) were arrested for Idle and Disorderly in Chawama Compound.
He stated that police conducted an operation targeting ‘junkies’ after several complaints of attacks by members of the community in Chawama compound.
“The operation was conducted between February 14, 2023 around 20:30 hours and February 15, 2023 around 02:00 hours in Chawama Compound.
“The suspects, all males aged between 20 and 40 are detained in Police custody awaiting to be formally charged,” Mwale said.
Police arrests 58 for trespassing military land, causing public nuisance.
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