Fake Malawi kwacha in circulation: Man arrested with counterfeit

Beware! There’s fake currency that is in circulation.

Fake Kwacah notes

Fake Kwacah notes

Law enforcers are appealing to members of the public to be on alert and report to police suspicious people dealing in the fake notes.

Meanwhile,  Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody a 38-year-old man for allegedly being found in possession of fake bank notes amounting to K74, 000.

, Mzuzu Police Station deputy publicist Sergeant Patrick Saulosi said Ambere Mboma was arrested at Mzuzu Bus Depot where he wanted to buy mobile phone units worth K4, 000 using the fake money.

Saulosi said when the TNM units’ dealer realised that the K1, 000 bank notes were fake, he immediately reported the matter to a police officer who was right in the bus depot.

“The fake notes felt like an ordinary paper and it had no underlain security features that are seen when exposed to the sun,” he said.

Saulos then advised the general public to take caution when selling their products and handling money by checking all the security features on genuine bank notes.

The suspect will answer the charge of being found in possession of fake bank notes contrary to section 374 (a) of the Penal Code which attracts a maximum sentence of 7 years imprisonment with hard labor (IHL).

Mboma hails from Mwenemwabe Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Wasambo in Karonga District.

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25 thoughts on “Fake Malawi kwacha in circulation: Man arrested with counterfeit”

  1. Joe Ling says:

    That’s a lot of money worth

  2. cheketa maviyambeba says:

    All Malawians are thieves

  3. Elias Nali says:

    7 years behind bars ! he indeed deserves to be punished thus !

  4. CHEKUCHEKU says:

    TIKHALE TCHELU ON MBC TV EVERY TUESDAY FROM EIGHT THIRTY. GOOD PROGRAM

  5. Hardson says:

    Vuto la ku Malawi osangochita adopt tisiye kupempha bwanji. Original pa international market, fake pa indoor. Ndiyogwira.

  6. Joseph Bolero,ku Dip says:

    pitiliza kupanga kwachayo,ngati kuli kumanga ayambe muluzi,ma 500 aja,musamawone ngati tinayiwa

  7. Msumba-wa ku Bolero says:

    pitiliza kupanga,tichita kukapyola bondo ku IMF pamene mapepala opangira kwachawo tikuwaona!!!!!!

  8. INNOCENT says:

    NKHANIYI NDI YABODZA. IKADAKHALA YOONA WOLEMBAYU SAKADALEPHERA MKULEMBA KOMA. AKUTI KWACAH. KU MALAWI KULIBE KWACAH KOMA KWACHA

  9. Kenneth says:

    Death sentence bas palbe kuchtla mwna

  10. CLEANZ says:

    Then tell the general Public the real features of an original bank note.

  11. chatonda says:

    The Rserve BAANK OF MALAWI SHOULD BE CONDUCTING INSPECTION REGULARLY. What measures are they putting in place to end this malpractice as a country/ This is dangerous to investors.

  12. ine says:

    mbola ndalama zikusowadi,pangani zambiri mbale mwina tingasiye kupita ku joni

  13. Kumoyomkobvuta says:

    These are just many in Southern part of Malawi and people have bought properties out of this technology and it really works Komatu this is not bad than Cashgae

  14. Hastings Chikwenya says:

    Komano how?? Where did he get it from?

  15. MAYO MAYO says:

    Ambere chire
    mchawa

    WOKUBA NGATI MBWIYACHE —– ???

  16. Enidziko says:

    These guys from Nyika Republic have started printing their own currency. This is not Malawi Kwacha!

  17. ujeni says:

    Waiting to hear the sentence by our crazy judiciary. One stole over K400m and was given 3 years. Will wait with interest on this K74,000 fake money.

  18. Pacharo says:

    Even the spelling of Kwacha is fake.

  19. mtoloboy says:

    Ngati tawuni yakanika kulibwino kukalima kusiyana ndikumafunafuna njira zobera a malawi-amangidwe basi

  20. Aaron mwansambo says:

    Pofuna kulemera osamaopa iyayi amafuna achite bwino munthuyu nanga akanapanga bwanji

  21. wochenjera says:

    Financial crimes eeish!

  22. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    KWACHA not KWACHAH

  23. Kwacha yavuta mpakana anthu asegulasó yawo reserve bank yopanga alou vera?

  24. Daliso Wamukomboni says:

    Mwana wachangu ameneyo.If it is only Pitala and Saulos who are inflating their salaries like balloons and declaring imaginary assets while the commoners are struggling on every basis.That’s a sign of desperation.Things are not working in Malawi at the moment.People are leading very hopeless lives.

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