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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47 thoughts on “2 Malawi army soldiers arrested over Indian hemp”

  1. Phiri says:

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

  2. mbuya says:

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

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  4. SO NOW IN MALAWI GVT CAN ISSUE LICENCES FOR CHAMBA [WEED].

    THIS IS NEWS.

  5. babylon says:

    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’ are secretly cultivating it.People have been brainwashed to associate ‘weed’ with smoking and running mad.There are so many conspiracies in the world led by the devil to suppress Africa life long.

  6. babylon says:

    We have been blindfolded for so long.Someone influential in the ‘west’ coaxed nations to sign conventions banning possession and using weed’

  7. babylon says:

    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

  8. babylon says:

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

  9. pitala toshi wobanda says:

    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.

  10. M'bobodo says:

    Masiku ano anthu achitetezo akuika chitetezo pachiwopyezo

  11. chefourpence says:

    Apa ndiye ubulutu wanga onse waonekelatu,basi tidzilemba mu chichewa,thanks for the collection.

  12. sothi says:

    mdf ndiye yabooka mpaka kuipanikiza chonchi.

  13. Banda says:

    Bola chamba than kumagwidwa ukuba ngati agalu a police nu. Atayeni mbuzi

  14. munthu wabwino says:

    Somebody please tell me where I can get the chamba licence

  15. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Ma soldier’wo ndiye mwapalamula chitedze! A police mudziwanso! Simunalape ndi incident ya ku ZA ija? Ifetu zikanatiwawa. A police asilikalife mwatioyenjeza, tikakudyereni kuti?

  16. One way says:

    Nako ku malawi.Nanu Asilikari ndithu mpaka kumamangidwa ndi a police mukuipepuza2 malawi.Musova ntchito yolembela na ubaleyo mukongolemba ana.Akumasowa chikhalidwe.

  17. ibrahim makwati says:

    kodi inu apolice muli nkulimbana ndi ma soja sopano kodi masojawa ndiakuba eti inundi abwino kodi?????

  18. Mirella K says:

    I need a license pleasse, how can i get one?

  19. mmalawi says:

    Where can i GET the lincense

  20. bamusi says:

    Amafuna kumwa chamba osati kusuta. Ndiye amene amange amenewo ndani? Chimapita kuti? Dollar yashupa pa nyasalande. Mmawa timva agwidwa ndi ZIWALO. FWE FWE FWE.

  21. Blessed says:

    Where is the license obtained from? First time to know that a license for Chamba can be obtained in Malawi. It shows that this drug is now legal as long as you can have this license. What are the specs for one to obtain this license.

  22. Issa Kabudula says:

    the police were asking for licences from both cases the women and the soldiers, is Malawi providing chamba licence, if then why people don’t get the licence and trade the stuff even the market, for its just weed as the chamba smokers calls it “weed”.

  23. joker says:

    So as long as you have the license? Be serious journalists. You are confusing the public

  24. Lex Godiya says:

    Tonse timadziwa kuti masoldier amadya chamba kumene nanga mukuwagwirilanji? Muwamasule nsanga mukufuna kuti ana ao atupe?

  25. Wawaman says:

    This is what our security men knows.all these robberies are being masterminded by police and army.shame!!!!

  26. atayeni onsewo akapange zoti zitipindulire: ma bufalo akatiteteze, amaiwo akaupeze kwawo nanga si doshi anaba amene ali kutsogolowa!

  27. jemah says:

    kungopezela achamba basii?

  28. bryan says:

    Anthu odya izi alipo ambiri, so Mr President, jst make a move; legalize the stuff. More Kwacha’s and investment will come down in our country.

  29. Chowonadi says:

    Licence yake mumapeleka kuti ndiwuzeni,ili kuti mu malawi muno

  30. Chowonadi says:

    Osamangoti opanda chilolezo,ngati chithu choletsedwa ndicholetsedwa basi chinyengo basi. Amene awagwilawonso angosemphana chabe maganizo pa ndalama ndi a Police apa Nkhotakota bwenzi adutsa nacho chimenechi. No truth in world

  31. Nyapapi says:

    Ine ndimafabwatu asilikali a Keyara kupanda nkhalidwe, kani ndi chamba eti!

  32. Kalanga says:

    Apolisi mukutiuza kuti they had no chiphatso. Do we have offices in mw where u can get them? Koma a mw ndife obalalika kkkk

  33. bertha says:

    Lets legalize the stuff tikusuta ambiri even our judges especially the mzuzu ones

  34. mpyiyo says:

    Malamulo adziko lathu agwile ntchito

  35. Achalume says:

    Soldiers,nurses,police,ministers and many smoke it!Legalise it,late Peter Tosh anayimba!

  36. samsung says:

    Release them and do not arrest anybody with chamba for the next TEN years umphawi uchepe.

  37. íts legal, where is licence being processed

  38. tzude2 says:

    Agalu Inu Mukugwira Anthu Osalakwa Acashgate Akukanikani Amasulereni Nsanga Fotseki Policemen

  39. padoko says:

    Police make too much noise on small issues but always silent on big issues. The confiscisticated Chamba will later be stollen from their warehoise by the same police and sold out. This is the trend we know veru well about Nlhotakota police. All this noise you are making now is just to blond people that you are doing a good job. Soon and Very soon, mulira.

  40. Leave them umphawi wavuta

  41. MOFFAWACO says:

    TIKADADIKIRABE KUTI MUGWIRE MBAVA NDI ZIGAWENGA

  42. MOFFAWACO says:

    DO not arrest them, umphawi wakula uwu. Azimayiwa asnkha njira zopewera edzi ndiye we needed to support them. Soldiers ndi kudya kwawo ndipo aliyense kuphatikizapo ma president akudziwa zimenezi. Mukufuna akumenyeninso makofu eti! A polisi a ku nkhotakota ndi chingeni mwanyanya

  43. nyamusideni says:

    licence yake imaperekedwa kuti?

  44. Wakumudzi says:

    Lets legalise it.

  45. chefourpence says:

    why are we not regalising this stuff? To hell with International Conventions and what have you! Lets regalise, and regulate! Its an industry waiting to be exploited.

    1. Bob says:

      It’s ‘legalise’ not ‘regalise’

      1. Chamwaka says:

        This is rustafarai English, no difference between legal and regal. KKK

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