Police in Malawi’s central district of Dowa this week ntercepted and arrested 40 Ethiopian nationals and a Malawian national for allegedly aiding them to enter into the country illegally.
The Malawian national, identified as Wise Upambo, aged 21 and the Ethiopian nationals were intercepted during a sweeping exercise by the law enforcers in the district.
They were travelling in a three tonner Mitsubishi Canter registration MC 5278, which was later abandoned by Upambo upon seeing the law enforcers. The vehicle has since been impounded.
In another development, Police in Nkhotakota district arrested 41 people in 2014 for illegal possession of Indian hemp.
The arrests were made between January 1 and December 30 2014, according to the district’s Police spokesperson, William Kaponda.
According to Kaponda, the suspects are aged between 20 and 35, and out of the 41, 32 are men while nine were women whereas seven of the convicts are teenagers.
Among the remarkable incidents in the just gone year was the arrest of a 34 year-old British national, James Daniel Mickey, who was found with 362 black papers containing the illicit drug which he had concealed in an engine boat trailer.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :