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19 SIM cards and 119 ATM cards Discovered on two suspects

Police in Lusaka have detained two individuals after discovering 119 stolen Zanaco ATM cards and 19 sim cards for Airtel and MTN.

The suspects, who ranged in age from 27 to 37, hid the ATM and SIM cards in a backpack that also contained an ATM verification device, bank documents, and other items.

According to a statement made by Danny Mwale, the police deputy public relations officer, this is the case.

“Police were tipped off by a concerned member of the community in Ibex Meanwood on March 4, 2023 around 14:00 hours and immediately rushed to the house where a search was conducted. The ATM cards and sim cards were found concealed in a bag which also contained an ATM verification Machine and some Bank documents,”he said.

He stated that while investigations are ongoing, the suspects are being held by the police.

In a related occurrence, unidentified individuals broke into a car and stole K21,000 in cash.

Before driving to one of the nearby businesses, the owner allegedly withdrew the money from a bank in the Waterfalls mall, according to Mr. Mwale.

He said that the victim had parked and locked the car before entering the store and leaving his money there.

“Unknown suspected criminals have broken into a Jeep Cherokee where they stole K21,000 after forcing the driver’s door open.When the victim returned to where he had parked the car, he discovered that the door was tampered with and money missing,”he said.

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