Eastern Province deputy police commissioner Geoffrey Kunda has cautioned the public to be wary when making money transactions in any currency in view of counterfeit banknotes that are circulating on the market.
Mr Kunda told journalists in Chipata this morning that there has been reports of counterfeits bank notes which have led to some people being arrested, with the latest being three people in Chipata district.
He stated that two Malawian nationals were arrested for being in possession of  $100 notes amounting to USD200 while a man of Chipata was arrested for being in possession of K100 notes amounting to K700.
Mr Kunda said people should be aware of the features of genuine bank notes so that they are able to differentiate fake notes against genuine ones.
The provincial deputy police chief said the case involving the two Malawians was already in court hence he could not give more information.