POLICE have arrested three Tanzanian nationals who were caught for allegedly producing counterfeit cane spirits in Nakonde, Muchinga Province.
Samuel Jumanne aged 25 of Mbemba in Tunduma and two females Devota Nelson aged 29 and Margret Mwanpaza, 25 both of Mwakakati in Tunduma were apprehended for the offence of Counterfeiting Trade Marks Contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Following the tip off, Police in Nakonde dispatched and conducted an intelligence led operation targeting illegal counterfeit cane spirits manufacturers in Maloni Village of Chief Waitwika of which they managed to arrest the trio.
It is reported that the offence was committed on August 15, 2022 at around 16:30 hours.
Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga confirmed the incident and stated that they abrogated the Counterfeiting Trade Marks
Section 377 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Hamoonga further disclosed that the officers seized three empty buckets of counterfeit Bols and Konyagi spirits, and Seventeen empty sachets of the same spirits.
He added other items found with the Tanzanian trio included four Gas Cylinders eight bottles of Universal Stainer, five plastic dishes, two 20 litres containers of ethanol and two 210 litres drums filled with unknown substance.
Kalemba August 17, 2022