Police, acting on tip off, unearth fertilizer scam in Lusaka, arrest suspects


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.

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“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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