The Zimbabwe Republic Police say they will arrest illegal forex dealers who are using vehicles, backyard offices and some homes to engage in the criminal acts during the lockdown.
In a statement yesterday, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said law enforcement agents had noted the proliferation of illegal forex currency dealers during lockdown.
“Some of the groups or individuals are using vehicles, backyard offices and some homes to engage in the criminal acts.
“While the government has allowed the operation of money transfer services during the lockdown, police urges members of the public to receive their money from authorised dealers and then go to the shops which have been authorised to transact in both local and forex to buy basic commodities or access medication from pharmacies,” he said.
Police have so far arrested 5 226 people countrywide for various offences since the national lockdown commenced on March 30.