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ATM skimming fraud: DEC arrest Chinese gang cloning bank cards in Zambia

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THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged two Chinese nationals for money laundering activities.

29-year old Li Hong Sheng, a Businessman of Olympia in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with Weng Jin Chang, 36, a Director of Jin Jia Sheng Investment Ltd for theft, unauthorized access to data and money laundering activities contrary to the laws of Zambia.

DEC Spokesperson Theresa Katongo has disclosed in a statement that particulars of the offence are that the two suspects, on dates unknown but between 1st May, 2019 and 10th July, 2019, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, and with intent to defraud had in their possession electronic devices which included 5 cloned ATM cards.

Katongo said the said devices were used to conduct fraudulent business transactions on various Point of Sale (POS) machines belonging to known banks.

She said at the time of apprehension, Mr. Li Hong Sheng was also found with devices namely two Point of Sale Machines from known banks, card readers and card rewriters, which he used in cloning cards.

One of the two POS machines was issued to Jin Jia Sheng Investment Ltd, a Company in which Mr. Weng is a Director.

“The two suspects, further, directly or indirectly engaged in business transactions, knowing that the funds were proceeds of fraudulent ATM transactions,” Katongo said.

And Katongo said the suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

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Zambian truck driver burns to death 2 days after celebrating birthday

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A ZAMBIAN truck driver has been burnt to death after a fuel truck he was driving caught fire, reports have indicated.

Simon Mulonga, an employee of Juba Transport is said to have died in Zimbabwe where the accident happened.

He celebrated his birthday on Saturday.

It is not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Mulonga was married to journalist Chikumbi Katebe.

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Zambian Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs nominated for three awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.

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ZAMBIAN Fashion Designer Juliet Mayida Jacobs of Interfashional Africa has been nominated for three (3) awards at this year’s Designers Award Africa.
(i) African Fashion Brand of the Year
(ii) African Female Designer of the Year
(iii) African Fashion Stylist of the Year Female.

Juliet Mayida Jacobs is former runway model, international pageant judge, Last year’s Zambia fashion week challenge winner and she recently showcased at this year’s Lusaka July in September.

Voting for Designers Award Africa starts on the 27th of September and will close on the 26th of October 2020. – https://elfrique.com/s/DAA

INSTAGRAM; @juliet_jacobs & @interfashional_africa

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RTSA calls for safety of pupils as Schools open on Monday

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THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has urged parents and guardians to ensure that pupils use appropriate monds of transport as Schools open on Monday.

In a statement, RTSA Head of Public Relations Fredrick Mubanga also cautioned against the use of unsafe vehicles such as open vans and tracks to transport children to schools.

He said the increase in the number of vehicles on the road during this period poses a great risk to all road users if traffic rules and regulations are not adhered to.

And Mubanga has appealed to all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers to observe appropriate speed limits.

He further implored PSV drivers to observe public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among the travelling public.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

21 Sep 2020, 6:15 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

14,175 Total Cases
330 Deaths
13,365 Recovered

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