Five persons have been arrested for possessing counterfeit K190, 700, and US$38,000 notes.
Northwestern province Commissioner of Police Joel Njase confirmed the incident at the Solwezi Royal Hotel on August 5, 2021.
Mr Njase stated that police received information from a concerned member of the public that five people were in possession of counterfeit notes with the purpose to circulate them in the Solwezi district.
“Police followed up the report and managed to apprehend M/Benson Phiri aged 56, of Navutika compound Chipata, Kamangala Christopher aged 76, of Kandundu extension Solwezi district, Evelyn aged 39, of R5 Manyama area Kalumbila district and Bernard aged 27, and Theresa Chiboleka, 43 both from of Zambia Compound in Solwezi district,” he said.
He said after a thorough search the suspects were found with 100 by 1,911 Zambian Kwacha and 100 by 391 United States Dollars.
“The same suspected criminals were also using a Toyota Harrier registration number ALR 5168 Silver in color property of Christopher Kamangala one of the suspects,” Mr Njase said.
The five are in police custody.