Police in Kasungu are keeping in custody Kennedy Zimba 34 for manufacturing counterfeit fertilizer.
Zimba is allegedly of manufacturing fake NPK 23:20:0+4s and Optichem,Chitowe fertilizer which he wanted to present on the market as products of Falcon Brand.
Police arrested him on January 6 this year at Chiteyeye location after they were tipped off by community members about his alleged criminal acts.
The suspect is alleged of mixing organic manure and Urea fertilizer and packing the mixture in sacks labelled Falcon Brand. He was also allegedly parking cattle dung ( manure) in sacks labelled Optichem Ltd Chitowe fertilizer.
He wanted to present the counterfeit products in question on the market as products manufactured by the two
Following the tip, police confisticated 130 bags of the alleged counterfeit products which he was keeping in his warehouse.The confisticated products will be used as evidence when he appears before court.
Zimba comes from Dzombe village, Traditional Authority Chilowamatambe in Kasungu district.
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