2 Malawi army soldiers arrested over Indian hemp

Two Malawi Defence Force (MDF) private soldiers are in Nkhotakota Police custody after eing arrested  for allegedly being found in possession of Indian Hemp locally known as Chamba without license.

Indian hemp's narcotic relative, also known to users as Malawi gold, is so popular

Indian hemp’s narcotic relative, also known to users as Malawi gold, is so popular

Nkhotakota Police Spokesperson Williams Kaponda said the arrest occurred on Saturday. He identified the soldiers as Grey Chimbulumata, 26, from Parachute Battalion and Mike Jusab, 25, from Mafco Barracks.

“The hemp traffickers came at Kaombe Police Roadblock with an intention to find a lift to Salima. While there, police got suspicious of their movements which prompted the police to search in their travelling bags.

“Following the search, it was discovered that their travelling bags contained the illicit drug and police instantly arrested the two,” he said.

Chimbulumata, 26, hails from Mponela village, T/A Kamwana in Dowa while Mike Jusab, 25, hails from Jemusani Village, T/A Kapeni in Blantyre.

Women with Chamba nabbed

In a related development, police in Nkhotakota have arrested three women for the same offence.

Kaponda said the three who were travelling from Dwangwa to Ntcheu got arrested on Friday, at Kaombe Police Roadblock after a massive search in the motor vehicle they were traveling in.

He said the three who boarded a Toyota Passo registration number IT 2400 driven by Emmanuel Chiwaya had several travelling bags which contained the illicit drug totaling to 32 kilograms.

“When the motor vehicle stopped at the roadblock for a search, it later transpired that the travelling bags contained Indian hemp.

“Chiwaya who was in transit from Tanzania to Blantyre told the police that the travelling bags belonged to the three women who boarded his motor vehicle at Dwangwa. The three women failed to produce a licence and the police immediately arrested them,” Kaponda said.

The suspects include Milliam Chafera, 30, Cecelia Nkolimbo 20 and Maria Winstone, 22, all from Mphandazaola Village, T/A Makwangwala in Ntcheu.

The police have charged the five suspects with possession of Cannabis Sativa without license.-Mana

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Phiri
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Ntchito ya apolice ndiimeneyi basi,akuba akuba ndalama zakhani khani koma inu buzy kugwira chamba basi. Kumakhalira kupepha mowa basi mbuzi

mbuya
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Shaaaa….Anzanu ku America achita legalize……inu mukugwirana,asilikali okhaokha..anthu opanda nzeru!

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Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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SO NOW IN MALAWI GVT CAN ISSUE LICENCES FOR CHAMBA [WEED].

THIS IS NEWS.

babylon
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We have been blindfolded for so long.Someone influential in the ‘west’ coaxed nations to sign conventions banning possession and using ‘weed’.This is economic slavery. Weed has vast economic and medicinal potential.Someone does not wish us well.Malawi could have been economically developed like Botswana (with diamonds) if it went commercial with weed cultivation.Malawi is endowed with fertile soils if it were not for fertilizers.For instance the best sugar and aromatic rice the world over comes from Malawi.’Weed’ is used to produce printing paper, oil, cloth,ropes,tents,bullet proof vests,paints and vehicle parts, interalia.As Iam writing the very same countries which masterminded illegalizing ‘weed’… Read more »
babylon
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We have been blindfolded for so long.Someone influential in the ‘west’ coaxed nations to sign conventions banning possession and using weed’

babylon
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We have been blindfolded for so long.Someone influencial forced nations to sign conventions banning weed.Weed has vast economic and medicinal potential.Malawi could have been somewhere like Botswana

babylon
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We have been blindfolded for so long.Someone influencial forced nations to sign conventions banning weed.Weed has vast economic, medicinal

pitala toshi wobanda
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Chamba is medicinal and alot can be made from this herb.mafuta asisi for our beautiful ngenge,papers and others things.American constitution was drafted on ganja paper.Legalize it.Tobacco has lost the market.If it grew well in Caucasian country they would have made a fortune.In uk they can even rent a house to grow weed coz they know there is money in it.So just legalize it ndipo tiphe makwacha pa Malawi.

M'bobodo
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Masiku ano anthu achitetezo akuika chitetezo pachiwopyezo

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