Two nabbed in Lusaka for allegedly producing fake mealie meal


Police in Lusaka have arrested two suspects in Kamwala South for producing fake mealie meal.

Police Public Deputy Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said Police acted after a tip-off from concerned members of the public.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday, Mwale said that unknown people were selling mealie meal mixed with maize bran which was packed in labeled 25 Kilogrammes (Kg) mealie meal bags.

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“Around 09:30 hours, officers moved in and raided a house located near Kamwala South Market,” he stated.

Mwale added that 650 bags of fake 25 Kg mealie meal labeled Good Milling were confiscated in the process.

“Two people were arrested who claimed to be buyers while the owners of the house ran away,” he added.

Furthermore, he disclosed that police have launched a manhunt for the escaped suspects.

“The two suspects had paid K105,000 for the fake bags of mealie meal and were destined for Sinazongwe District in Southern Province,” he said.

He indicated that investigations revealed that the fake bags of mealie meal contained maize bran as bags of maize bran and were found inside the said house.

“The two are detained in Police custody while Investigations have heightened,” Mwale said.

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