— Police in Isoka district have recovered a sum of K200.000 in 50 counterfeit notes from suspected Malawian money launderers.
Deputy Police Commissioner Bony Kapeso confirmed the incident to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.
Mr Kapeso said the two suspected Malawian money launderers duped Sansamwenje fuel dealers on January 5, 2014 in Isoka district in Muchinga province.
He said it is alleged that the money launderers went to buy fuel from a named Sansamwenje fuel dealer who immediately discovered that the money he was being given was counterfeit money.
Upon being questioned by the fuel dealer over the counterfeit notes, the duo decided to run away using a Toyota Hilux pick up registration number KA 1913.
The Deputy Police Commissioner said the community Crime Prevention Unit (CCPU) officers managed to intercept the vehicle at Chanka Village while the four suspects run away abandoning the vehicle and the money.
He said the suspected persons are still on the run adding that the police have since launched a man hunt.
In another development, within the month of January, the Police in the area have intercepted two vehicles alleged to have been used by criminals one being a Toyota Corolla and a Toyota hilux pick up currently parked at Isoka police station.