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