THREE ZAMBIAN POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY

LUSAKA, Three police officers in Zambia have been arrested for being in possession of counterfeit local currency banknotes with a face value of 2.4 million Kwacha (about 250 US dollars).

The suspects are Chief Inspector Maybin Kasezya, 43, and Inspector Maureen Nawa, 45, both from Lusaka’s Chelston Police Station, as well as Sergeant Joyford Mambe, 29, who is attached to Nakonde Police Station here and who is suspected to have couriered the notes.

Police Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Spokesperson Theresa Katongo Wednesday confirmed the arrests to the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) here. She said the suspects were intercepted with the counterfeit notes in the Chelston area as they were about to carry out a transaction.

She called on the public to familiarise themselves with the features of the Zambians Kwacha banknote and look out for unscrupulous individuals behind a recent spate of counterfeit notes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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