Authorities in Zambia on Wednesday arrested a Ugandan national for being in possession of over 70,000 U.S. dollars counterfeit notes.

The 36-year-old Ugandan was arrested in Lusaka, the Zambian capital at a shopping mall in the central business district by officials from the country’s anti-drug and money laundering agency.

Theresa Katongo, spokesperson of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), said the named Ugandan national who resides in one of the suburbs of the city, was found with 79,500 dollars counterfeit notes after a tip-off from the public.

The authorities also arrested a Zambian national with 135,000 counterfeit U.S. dollars, she added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/