Police in Solwezi have apprehended and detained two men for the offence of Counterfeiting Trademark.
According to North western province deputy commissioner of police Dr Fred Mulenga, the suspects identified as Martin Chintu and Stilan Mphanza aged 38 and 48 all of Masangano farm number 72 in Ndola where repacking suspected Ammonium Nitrate into 50 kilogram bags.
Dr. Mulenga disclosed that suspects where apprehended on Saturday around 15 hours at Kakombe area after a tip off from members of the public.
“We received a reported by a concerned members of the public that unidentified men were repacking suspected Ammonium Nitrate into 50 kg bags of fertilizer at Kakombe area along the Solwezi Chingola road,” said Dr. Mulenga.
He explained that after a follow up, the Police recovered 480 x 50 kilogram bags of ammonium nitrate repacked in 50kg bags of fertilizer labelled Ferts, Seeds and Grain (Pvt) LTD of Lusaka.
“And two male suspects have since been detained to help with further investigations,” he said.