DEC nabs Chinese with ATM card making machine

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 09:55:14 +0000



 THE Dug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka, through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU), has arrested a Chinese national for being in possession of devices for  making ATM cards and data capturing.

DEC deputy public relations officer Kamufisa Manchishi identified the suspect as Wei Zhenjin, 33, of Kitwe.

In a statement Mr Manchishi said among the devices found on Wei including data capturing, ATM card making machine and a card reading machine.

Others were 10 white cards and two laptops used to clone banking information from genuine ATM cards by engaging Zambians who had registered point of sale machines to siphon money through swiping, purporting to pay for services.

“We wish to caution business houses operating point-of-sale swiping machines to desist from assisting such fraudulent activities while customers are urged to be alert when using Point-of-Sale machines and report any suspicious activities,” Mr Manchishi said. The suspect has however been released on Police bond and will appear in court soon.

And DEC in North-Western Province has arrested four people for unlawful cultivation and trafficking in psychotropic substances following an operation conducted in Solwezi and Mwinilunga.

Frank Kusalwa aged 31, a small-scale farmer of old Capital, Mulonga area in Solwezi was arrested for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants weighing  one tonne, while Kebby Mutwale, 30, also a small-scale farmer of the same area has been arrested for unlawful cultivation of cannabis plants in a maize field weighing 37 kilograms

Others arrested in Manyase area of Mwinilunga are Moses Chibinda, 31, a charcoal burner for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 1.5 kilograms, and Chris Machaka, 37, for trafficking in loose cannabis weighing 2.4 kilograms.

The suspects are in police custody and will appear in court soon.



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