Police, council seize fake drinks in Solwezi

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A combined team of Solwezi Municipal Council health inspectors and officers from the Zambia Police Intellectual Property unit in Solwezi have confiscated counterfeit drinks valued at K1, 340.


The drinks were confiscated from a shop behind old total filling station from a named Nakonde business man.


Solwezi Council Public Relations Officer Thandiwe Tembo said 67 by 5 litters of cool drinks were seized by the officers during an exercise conducted yesterday.


Ms Tembo told ZANIS in Solwezi today that the drinks were seized because they were bearing a wrong label and had no batch numbers contrary to the Foods and Drugs Act CAP 303 of the laws of Zambia.


She said the local authority working with Intellectual property unit has intensified random inspections in the town centre to ensure that products being sold to the public are safe and are of high quality.