Ndola Residents riot after Zambia Police impound trucks suspected of smuggling

Police in Ndola fought running battles with residents of Kawama Compound after officers impounded trucks carrying over one thousand bags of mealie meal destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga told ZNBC News that Police stormed a shop which was illegally selling mealie meal at 01:00 hours on Friday morning.

Ms Katanga said when the residents saw Police presence in the area they decided to ran amok.

She disclosed that four trucks laden with mealie meal where in the process impounded and are currently parked at Ndola Central Police Station.

Calm has since returned to the area and Riot Police have since been withdrawn from the compound

Source: Lusaka Times

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