The Zambia Army soldiers in Isoka District in Muchinga Province have arrested 10 people found branding the Mukula logs in in Milongo area in readiness for export.
Muchinga Police Commissioner Chola Katanga has confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Isoka adding that Zambia Army has apprehended 10 people in of Isoka in connection with Mukula illegal trading.
Mr Katanga said the 10 suspects are in police custody awaiting to appear in court soon
He said that the 10 suspects have been charged with the offence of being in possession of biological resource contrary to Section 120 (b) of the Environmental Act of 2011.
Mr. Katanga said the 10 suspects were found in Milongo village rebranding the Mukula logs in readiness for illegal export.
Mr. Katanga named the suspects as Gift Nyirenda 42, of Location compound in Isoka ,Baldwin Gondwe 30 of Mpika ,Keppy Silweya 65 of Kawama Village , Osia Simwanza 25 , Wezzy simukonda 35.
Others are Haward Silungwe 26, Wisdom Sichande 34, Abraham Siwale 32, Sampa Chipili 19 and David Ngambi .