Man posing as ZAMRA inspector swindles drug store owners


THE Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) has arrested a 27-year-old man of Lusaka for allegedly impersonating as a ZAMRA inspector.
ZAMRA public relations officer Ludovic Mwape said in an interview that Roy Kabwe was arrested for allegedly masquerading as an inspector and soliciting money from drug store owners.
“We received complaints from members of the public about Mr Kabwe who was allegedly soliciting for money promising people that he will give them a trading licence,” Mr Mwape said.
He said Kabwe has allegedly admitted collecting K1,300 from drug store owners.
Mr Mwape said ZAMRA inspectors do not solicit for money when conducting inspections.
“If anyone solicits or gets money, then they should know that person is not an inspector from ZAMRA.
“ZAMRA inspectors should be able to produce identity cards,” he said
Mr Mwape urged members of the public to report such individuals to ZAMRA.
Meanwhile, ZAMRA has arrested two people in Chawama and John Laing townships for allegedly operating an illegal drug store and selling Government -labelled drugs.
“The two ladies who were arrested told ZAMRA officers that they are not the owners, so we have carried out investigations to ascertain who the owners of the drug stores are.
“If we do not manage to establish who the owners are, then will prosecute the two ladies who have been arrested,’’ he said.
Mr Mwape said Gertrude Mwanza and Emelda Mwale, both residents of John Howard Township are in police custody.