Police arrest two suspects for allegedly possessing counterfeit K100 notes


The Zambia Police have apprehended two individuals in possession of 214 counterfeit 100 Kwacha notes following a targeted operation conducted by the Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) in Lilanda Down Kawama, Lusaka.

According to Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, the house where the suspects were found belonged to Amon Chima, aged 41, a businessman originally from Kachilamaji Village, Chief Mwase, Lundazi District.

“In the operation, officers seized a total of 214 counterfeit one hundred Kwacha notes,” stated Hamoonga in a press release issued in Lusaka on Tuesday.

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Amon Chima was arrested on suspicion of possession of counterfeit currency.

Further investigation led to Chima identifying Gabriel Mwanza, aged 50, from Hellen Kaunda Compound, Lusaka, originally from Zibanibana Village, Chief Nyanje, Petauke District, as the supplier of the counterfeit notes.

Mwanza was subsequently apprehended in the COMESA area of Lusaka.

Both Amon Chima and Gabriel Mwanza have been jointly charged with possession of counterfeit notes, under Section 358 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

They are currently held in separate police stations pending their court appearances.

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