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Chinese man arrested for ‘illegal military training’ in Zambia

Police in Zambia arrested two Chinese nationals over the weekend over allegations that they were giving illegal military training to members of a local security firm.

Police say they seized weapons during the operation. Photo: Zambia police

One was arrested on Saturday and another on Sunday in the country’s tourist capital, Livingstone, police said.

In total, at least 11 people, including Zambians, were arrested in the operation, police added.

A Zambian director of Alert Safety Security in Livingstone was also detained, Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso said in a statement.

Police had confiscated shotguns, a pistol and ammunition, he added.

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The suspects have been paraded by police. Photo: Zambia police

The security company and the suspects have not yet commented on the allegations.


Cover photo: Police say they seized weapons during the operation. Photo: Zambia police

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