Police in Lusaka have arrested two people in connection with the forgery of a variety of important documents including passports, visas, land titles and driving licenses among others.
The duo was also forging National Council for Construction (NCC) Certificates and Receipts which they issued to unsuspecting clients claiming they were NCC agents when infact not.
Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda has named the suspects as Zulu Chilito of Leopards Hill road and Samuel Sampa of John Laing Compound, a graphics designer employed in one of the Internet Cafés in Lusaka.
Ms Chanda says the suspects were found with an 8GB flash disc which had two hidden files which could only be opened using a Computer Forensic Software.
She explains that the Software revealed that the flash disc had 8 folders and 875 files containing soft copies of various documents which they were manufacturing and selling to unsuspecting members of the public claiming that they were Agents.
Ms Chanda says the soft copies included Passports, National Registration Cards, Driving Licenses, School Leaving Certificates and Statement of Results.
Others were Pay slips, Land Titles, Site plans, Visas, Bank letterhead logos and introductory letters as well as Receipts.
Ms Chanda says the duo was also found with soft copies of date stamps and signatures belonging to different organizations and individuals which they were pasting on the documents.
She has since appealed to members of the public who could have transacted with the two suspects to report to police headquarters so as to help with investigations.
Ms Chanda has warned members of the public in the habit of using agents to make sure that the documents issued to them are authentic before submitting them where they are required.
Meanwhile Police in Lusaka have recovered stolen items worth three hundred and twenty five thousand kwacha.
Police have since apprehended three suspects in connection with the recovered items.
Police deputy Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told journalists at Chelstone Police station that the items which include flat screen television sets, radios, laptops and kitchens utensils are suspected to have been stolen from within Chelstone, Avondale and surrounding areas.
Mr. Hamoonga says the Police patrol crew from Chelstone Police also recovered a gun and a Toyota Spacio registration number ADD 6551 used by the criminals who staged a robbery at Puma filling station in Chelstone along Great East road.
He has since appealed to members of the public and the residents of the areas affected to go and identify their property from Chelstone and Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Police stations respectively.