Police in Chingola have arrested a Chinese national identified as Liang Bin Giang, 32, and 14 local men for illegal training in weapons.

The men were arrested on Wednesday around 10:00 hours at Rapid Construction Warehouse along Kasompe road.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the arrest of the 14 and the Chinese national.

She said Police rushed to the scene following a tip from concerned members of the public.

Katanga said police found nine air guns on the scene, which have since been confiscated, while the suspects have been detained at Chingola Central Police, charged with unlawful drilling.

“Those arrested are James Banda 20, of House number 26 Andrew Mwenya road Chiwempala, Martin Chinyama 25, House No. 61 Kanongesha road Chiwempala, Samson Sinkala 19, of 82/B11 Nkamba Drive Nchanga North, Joseph Phiri 23, and Isaac Phiri 25 both of 12 Lwele road Chikola, Kellison Kapasa 27, of 4 Kazunga street Nchanga North, Bruce Simukonda 23, of 39 old Airport Nchanga North, Muloiso Mkandawire 23, of 12 pine Kabundi North,” said Katanga.

“Others are Albert Mwansa 23, of 6956 Lupando Street Nchanga North, Elias Mwale 21, of 25/35 Makeni Lusaka, Sydney Mupeta 26, of KB8 Kafue Makeni Lusaka, Arthur Sinkonde 28, of Namwala Street Nchanga North, Pintu Boniface 31, of NC4 Namwala Street Nchanga North and a Chinese National Liang Bin Giang 32 of rapid construction.”