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K 200,000 Counterfeit Seized in Garden Compound


Lusaka, Tuesday 11th March, 2014.
The Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka has arrested two businessmen and a lady for being in possession of over K200 thousand counterfeit notes.
Mulenga Simwanza, 45, a businessman of Garden compound in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with Friday Muma, 36, also businessman of Garden compound and Mercy Simasiku, 44, a business woman of Plot 30302 Shantumbu Road in Chilenje for being in possession of K294, 100 counterfeit notes.
The trio were apprehended at Mikes Car Wash along Kafue Road.
Meanwhile, the Commission in Lusaka has arrested a Managing Director and a Director of Best Brands Zambia Limited for issuance of cheques on an insufficiently funded account.
Dyson Mweene, 44, a Managing Director of Best Brands (Z) Ltd residing at Plot No. 609/0/30 Chudleigh in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with Shupi Kayela Mweene, 41, a Director of the same company and also of the same abode for issuance of cheques on an insufficiently funded account contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Dyson Mweene and Shupi Kayela Mweene in their capacity as Directors for Best Brands Ltd on dates unknown but between 1st August, 2013 and 31st December, 2013 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown with intent to defraud did issue three (03) cheques on different dates amounting to K231, 000 on an insufficiently funded account to Nalumba Investments of Lusaka.
All suspects will appear in court soon.


Theresa Katongo
Public Relations Officer

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