Police in Lilongwe have arrested three men for being found with fake K2000 notes at a bar.

Fake MK2000

Kanengo Police Spokesperson Laban Makalani has identified the three suspects as Precious Kwithyanga, 35, Chikondano Phiri, 27 and Chipiliro Phiri aged 19.

According to Makalani, the three were arrested at a bar in area 50 after a barman became suspicious with the K2000 notes he was receiving from the men.

“A barman noted that the bank notes had only three serial numbers, with the same serial number appearing on a bundle of notes, and the paper used for printing the notes was poor, hence he reported to Police,” said Makalani.

The three were found with a total cash of K384,000 with one serial number AA7750735.

They are expected to appear in court to answer charges of being found in possession of fake currency contrary to section 382 of the penal code.

Meanwhile, police have advised the general public to be watchful when receiving K2000 notes as it is believed that counterfeits K2000 notes have circulated in the country.

The three suspects hail from Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe.

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