The police officers have been identified as constables Bernard Bwalya and Ignatius Chola.
Police in Ndola arrested the seven suspects after a tip off that the suspects had stolen the excavator pump, a property belonging to ATL drilling company in Kasempa and were intending to sell it in Ndola.
North Western Province Commissioner of Police who confirmed the said the suspects were arrested as they tried to sell the stolen pump to Reroy Schults.
Namachila further identified the other suspect as Daniel Mufwaya, a police reserve.
The prospective buyer recognised the pump as his machine stolen at his ATL drilling services in Kasempa District.
Namachila said the seven suspects have since been detained at Ndola central police station.
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, police in Kasempa received a case of theft that occurred in Kelongwa area of Kasempa between December 5 and 7, this year.
Namachila said Ali Nzowa, who reported on behalf of ATL drilling company, said an excavator hydraulic pump, tool box, heavy duty battery, unknown litres of diesel and hydraulic oil were stolen from a company CAT excavator.