POLICE on the Copperbelt have warned and cautioned 14 people for allegedly trespassing on Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola last month and preventing former Matero member of Parliament (MP) Miles Sampa from alighting from a Proflight Zambia plane.
Mr Sampa was scheduled to proceed to Kitwe for the launch of the Democratic Front (PF).
Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga said in Kitwe yesterday that police managed to capture registration numbers of the vehicles that the suspects used to ferry people to the airport and contacted the Road Transport and Safety Agency for their respective addresses.
Ms Katanga also said police also apprehended some people in connection with the fracas.
She, however, said police are still investigating the matter to bring more culprits to book for trying to endanger the lives of people at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport.
Ms Katanga was speaking in Kitwe yesterday during a tour of police stations in the district before holding a meeting with Copperbelt-based district commanding officers.
She said police officers should not spend time politicking because they have a noble duty to protect ordinary citizens.
Ms Katanga also urged political parties to acquaint themselves with the Public Order Act to avoid coming into conflict with the law during campaigns.
She also said police on the Copperbelt are ready to handle any eventualities that may arise during this year’s elections because they have adequate manpower.
Ms Katanga also said the police have intensified patrols in communities to safeguard the lives of residents but urged the private sector to supplement their efforts.