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Fugitive Foreigners Nabbed, Police Recover Money Printing Equipment

Barely 3 days after Mangochi Police Station arrested William, 21, for possessing K300,000 fake banknotes, Fort Maguire Police Unit in the district have again apprehended Rwandan and Burundian who are believed to be accomplices and master-minders of processing the fake banknotes.

The suspects have been identified as Manuel Saidi,19 and Amosi Sean, 30. 

When William was arrested on Valentine’s eve within Mangochi Main Market, he named the two foreigners to be master-minders however police noted that the duo had already bolted.

On February 17, 2023 officers from Fort Maguire Police Unit(about 139Kms from Mangochi Boma) arrested the two at Chiphole Trading Centre following a tip from members of the community after they were spotted buying food items using the fake notes.

The duo who were found with K165,000 in K5,000 notes led the Police and Reserve Bank of Malawi Investigation Unit to one of the Resthouses within Mangochi Boma where they recovered a Canon printer, plain papers, razor blades, three printing color gels, scissors and blanket.

It has also been revealed that the properties were confiscated by the owner of the place after the suspects failed to settle lodging bills.

In the meantime, William has positively identified the duo who have admitted to have committed the offence and also demonstrated the fake banknotes making process.

They will appear before court after the completion of paperwork.

Meanwhile, Police in the district are extending their gratitude to members of the public for their support in the fight against crime.

Saidi comes from Rwanda while Sean hails from Burundi.

Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi
PRO- Mangochi Police Station

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