Economy

Police Seize Counterfeit Sugar Worth K126, 000

The Zambia Police Service Intellectual Property Unit has seized Counterfeit Sugar products values at over 126,000 Kwacha in Zanimuone West and City Market.

According to Zambia Police Spokeswoman, Esther Katongo, the operation was conducted after receiving a complaint from Zambia Sugar, the legitimate holders of White spoon sugar that their product was being counterfeited.

Katongo said that during the operation, officers raided a house in Zanimuone West and a number of wholesales at City Market where they found 1kg, 2kg empty packs and 378 x 50Kg empty sacks labelled white spoon sugar for Zambia Sugar which were being used to package raw sugar and Hullet sun sweet sugar which is believed to have been imported from other countries and was being repacked in Zambia sugar packages.

She said that Officers also seized some weighing scales, ink pads, a date stamp, stitching machines and cotton, a sealing machine, 164x50kgs refined sugar and also some sugar was found spread on a tent in one of the rooms, 85 cases containing 20 packets of 02kg sugar, 31cases by 20 packets of 01 Kilogram sugar and 37 cases by 10 packets of 02 Kilogram sugar all suspected to be counterfeit sugar.

The total value of seized items is K126, 893.60.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the raw sugar is smuggled in from other countries and was being repacked in Zambia Sugar Plc labeled packages.

 

Katongo said that nine suspects comprising Burundi, Congo and Zambian nationals were picked up and are yet to be charged.

15 Comments

  1. Mr Peace

    These Burundians and Congolese are mojer planners of such evil business patterns.It’ very unfortunate that Zambians has continued be porous on who is suppose to stay and do business in zambia.

    • Zedian

      Very industrious….b*fik#la. Go to Material also and fish out the certificate printers…..

  2. Sugar Sugar

    So Zambia Police has an intellectual property unit? So why is the piracy of music going on unabated?

  3. Starboy

    At some places even nshima is counterfeit, beer is counterfeit, nothing original, we will soon start having counterfeit children, hahahaha, I wonder where our country is going

  4. Razor

    The problem is sugar in zambia is very expensive because of no competition. Let other companies import sugar from neighbouring countries and all this will stop

  5. boko haram leader

    Police do your work

  6. boko haram leader

    This too much culprit should be brought to book and arrested for doing wrong things.

    • SHI ALIKO

      You are also one of the victim chi boko

  7. Kabamba

    Zambian sugar is just too expensive as if we don’t produce it ourselves. Sugar from Zimbabwe is cheaper than our own, Zambian sugar is fake

  8. shaka

    Everything in Zambia is exorbitant, even sex.Let us try cheaper sources.

  9. Mwamba mubanga

    There is no fake sugar but illegally brought in sugar. Pure sugar for Lusaka and the third quality to us. Why export pure sugar to neighbouring countries. Let ther be competition in sugar industry , bring in the prisons/correctional centres and the ZNS

  10. Cloudy mudenda

    expensive but it has got quality, Police do your work

  11. Jay

    More competition is needed in sugar manufacturing industry. Our sugar is almost a luxury due to being very expensive

  12. Jay

    The Zambia consumer protection department, Zambia Bureau of Standards and other security wings have a lot of work to do, there are those reports of plastic rice and many other fake products which, if not treated with the seriousness and urgency they deserve, will lead to health complications among citizens

  13. dra'y

    Get rich or die trying

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