Police in Karoi on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old woman for fraud after she was found in possession of fake maize seed.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said Locadia Chinzodzi and another suspect, Juda Mutimutema who is still at large, packaged fake maize seed in 25kg SeedCo pockets intending to sell them to members of the public. Police said in a statement:
The ZRP confirms the arrest of Locadia Chinzodzi (31) for fraud in Karoi on 15/09/21. The suspect together with Juda Mutimutema who is still at large packaged fake maize seed in 25kg Seed-Co pockets for selling to members of the public.
Police recovered fake maize seed which include 9x25kg 727 (Seed-Co), 2x25kg 719 (Seed-Co), 125kg of maize applied with green pigment paint (colouring), 722 (Seed-Co) certification labels, 7xk2 certification labels, 4x50kg bags of white maize, 57 stickers of hybrid maize seed.
PGS 65, 47x25kg K2 empty pockets, 1x30ml stamp pad ink-blue, 9x200ml ICC universal paint colourant (green), 2x25ml Newden Universal Tinder (green), 1x100ml pigment paints unipaste tinters (green), 25kgx67 (Seed-Co) empty pockets and 6x2kg (Seed-Co) empty pockets.