Police have unearthed a scam in which some unscrupulous people manufacture and supply counterfeit fertiliser.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said on Thursday that Police received a tip off from a concerned member of the public that there were people who were seen supplying suspected fertiliser.
Mwale in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday said the fertilizer was being supplied to a named Agro Shop along Freedom Way in Lusaka’s Central Business District.
“Immediately Police officers moved in and conducted an operation in which 60 x 50 kilogrammes bags of Compound D Fertilizer suspected to be counterfeit were recovered and one suspect was arrested at a named Agro shop,” he said.
Mwale said after interrogations, the suspect led Police officers to SOS area where 250 x 50 kilogrammes bags of Compound D fertilizer were recovered from a proprietor of a named fertiliser company who was also arrested.
“Police have since submitted the samples to Mount Makulu Research Center for analysis,” he said.
Mwale said the two suspects had been detained in Police custody.
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