Police in Kitwe have arrested three male persons for the offence of Theft of Goods in Transit in which 700×50 kilogrammes bags of sugar was stolen while in transit from Zambia Sugar Company in Ndola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In a statement today, police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says the suspects were identified as Stelion Mwape aged 54 of Twapia in Ndola, Emmanuel Kashita aged 52 Bulangililo in Kitwe and Moses Kauseni aged 29 of Chimwemwe township in Kitwe.
He says the duo have been charged and arrested with the offence of Theft of Goods in Transit involving 700 bags of brown Sugar valued at K560,000.
And Mr. Mwale says police have also charged and arrested a Sales Manager at G&G Bakery in Kitwe identified as Hamdy Isarak aged 59 of Riverside with the offence of Receiving stolen property.
He says they were all arrested in the early hours of today around 01:00 hours in Kitwe District.
Mr. Mwale says brief facts are that on March 9, 2023, a Scania truck bearing registration numbers AJD 7498 and AJD 8308T which was driven by Emmanuel Kashita was loaded with 700×50Kg bags of brown Sugar from Zambia Sugar Company in Ndola en route to DR Congo through Mukambo Border.
He say the driver, whilst acting together with others, diverted the truck to one of the G&G Bakery warehouse premises within Kitwe lndustrial area and offloaded the sugar.
Mr. Mwale says police received the report of a missing truck loaded with Sugar on March 10, 2023 around 16:00 hours and immediately instituted investigations which led to the arrest of the suspects who later led officers to where the sugar was offloaded and the truck has been impounded.