By Mary Kachepa

Three hundred and three people have been arrested during a clean-up operation in Lusaka’s Chibolya compound.

The operation was conducted by a joint team of law enforcement agencies.

Four motor vehicles were found abandoned during the cleanup operation.

The operation dubbed ‘Muzakule’ was conducted by the Zambia Police Service, the Drug Enforcement Commission, Department of Immigration and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife from 01:00 to 06:00 hours this morning.

Two hundred and twenty three people among them nine females were picked for idle and disorderly conduct, seven were picked for drug related offences while 71 among them eight females are suspected prohibited immigrants.

The suspects are aged between 15 and 80.

The officers recovered 12 plasma television sets and other household goods suspected to have been stolen.

Investigations have been instituted and security officers have been deployed in Chibolya compound to maintain law and order.

All the suspects are detained in Police custody waiting to be formally charged.

The cleanup operation is in line with the inter agency framework agreement among law enforcement agencies to curb organised crime in the country.

This is according to a statement issued by the Zambia Police, Drug Enforcement Commission and the Department of Immigration.

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