By George Mponda MANA

Police in Mzuzu have arrested a 41-year-old man, Blessings Nyirenda, for being found in possession of counterfeit fertilizer contrary to the Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) Act of October 4, 2023.

Mzuzu Police Assistant Public Relations Officer, Mary Chitonde said the suspect was found with 17 bags of counterfeit fertilizer weighing 50 kilogrammes each.

“Police officers arrested the suspect at his Chicken Lattos Warehouse located in Mzuzu City following a tip from well-wishers who saw him repackaging the counterfeit fertilizers,” she said.

Chitonde said the suspect was repackaging the fertilizer in NPK sacks belonging to Smallholder Fertiliser Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFRFM).

Nyirenda hails from Paul Sindani Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mtwalo in Mzimba District.

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