MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
POLICE in Kitwe have arrested eight members of the Sons of the Devil notorious gang and slapped them with various offences, among them trafficking in
psychotropic substances and unlawful wounding.
And police have recovered 18 out of the 19 truck tyres that were stolen from a Chinese-owned company in Chambishi last week.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga said in an interview yesterday that most of the suspects in the gang are in their mid to late teens.
Ms Katanga said the suspects were picked up following intensified patrols by the police.
She said the patrols will not leave “any stone unturned” and that all those that are trying to promote lawlessness will be visited by the long arm of the law.
Ms Katanga urged the public to be vigilant and report all suspicious-looking characters to the police.
She said the suspected gang members will appear in court on Monday.
And Ms Katanga said police have recovered 18 tyres worth K65,000 that were stolen from a Chinese-owned company in Chambishi.
She said three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of the tyres.
She named the suspects as David Kabamba, 25, Lewis Chileshe, 34 and Richard Mpimpi, 19.
Ms Katanga said the tyres were stolen following an incident of breaking into a building and committing a felony at the same company.
She said the break-in was constructive as there were no signs of a forced entry.
Ms Katanga said three security guards employed by the firm in question are still at large.