05 people have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka for impersonation of DEC, Zambia Revenue Authority and Zambia Information and Communication Technology (ZICTA) officers.
The suspects have been identified as Donald CHIMASE aged 26, Lyson Ng’oma aged 25, Kalata Chanda aged 26, Nicholas Mwansa aged 25, and 26 year-old Jimmy Ashly Sichimba.
DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo in a statement revealed that the suspects were picked from Carousel Shopping Mall where they had gone to demand for money from a Chinese national and proprietor of a named shop by purporting that they were officers from DEC, ZRA and ZICTA.
Katongo said the suspects extorted K30, 000 from the same shop owner and had taken with them two laptops, a CCTV server and Control Unit.
And Katongo has urged members of the public to always demand for an identification card whenever they are approached by any person purporting to be a Law enforcement officer.