Police in Southern Province have arrested eight men, among them, one Chinese national, and charged them with the offence of unlawful drilling and using suspected military attire in Livingstone.

According to Southern Province Police Commissioner, Bonny Kapeso, the seven Zambians who were employed by a Zambian-owned company, were being trained by a Chinese national who ordered uniforms from china.

“Upon investigations, one pistol, seven shotguns and one big air gun with a box containing shotgun ammunition were recovered allegedly owned by the security company proprietor. The group has been conducting trainings without clearance from the police because the uniform used looks similar to the one used by Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA),” said Kapeso in a statement.

“They set up camp 10km north of Livingstone’s weighbridge and two kilometres off Great North Road. Police are waiting for the owner of the security company to establish ownership of the guns since he is based in Lusaka. All the eight suspects are in police custody helping with investigations.”