Four Chinese nationals in Zambia who were found in possession off 55 counterfeit Automated Teller Machine Cards and 10 point of sale machines have appeared in court.

The quartet is alleged to have been using the said counterfeit ATM cards to withdraw money from various ATM machines.

In this case, Fang Hua ping,44, a businessman, Yu Fei, 36, businessman, Zhuang Wei, 35, contractor, Luo Tao, an interior  designer, all from Kamwala South are facing six counts of unauthorised access to intercept data and being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Among the six counts, Fei and Wei in Lusaka had in their possession 20 ATM cards with intentions to unlawfully utilise them.

In another count, Ping and Wei on dates unknown but between January 1, 2015 and April 31,2017 in Lusaka possessed K40,000 Kwacha in a Barclays Bank account, property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

The four are remanded in Kamwala remand prison and will appear for plea on Tuesday before Magistrate Silvia Munyinya.

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