Police in Chitipa have arrested two men for allegedly being found in possession of counterfeit K2 000 banknotes.
Chitipa Police Station spokesperson Gladwell Simwakwa said the two were arrested on Sunday night at Vilishala beer drinking joint within Chitipa Boma where they were enjoying themselves slashing the money.
He said the two men had K2 000 notes amounting to K82 000 which had similar serial numbers AD0348543 (24 notes), AD0348554 (11 notes) and AD0348558 (6 notes).
“Investigations are underway to establish to establish the source of the fake money,” Simwaka said.
Police identified the two as a 38 year old Hydon Mtambo and 19 year old Tyson Sikwese both from Chitipa.
Hydon Mtambo comes from Mwenefuvya village while Tyson Sikwese comes from Siyombwe village, both from Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa.
The two will appear in court soon to answer charge of being found in possession of fake currency.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :