Woman nabbed for peddling fake maize seed

Zimstar News

A cheeky Karoi woman has been arrested by police for allegedly packaging and selling fake maize seed to unsuspecting members of the public.

Locadia Chinzodzi (31) was arrested 15 September for the offence.

According to police, Chinzodzi (31), 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.

Added police in a twit Sunday, “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.”

Police also recovered some 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.