Karonga Police confiscate assorted medical drugs: Owner elusive

Police in Karonga have confiscated a carton containing assorted medical drugs at Mwenerondo roadblock during a search of National Bus Service which was coming from Mzuzu city.

Karonga polices spokesperson Enock Livason said the confiscated drugs  include  nine cartons of Ethicon Vicryl, eight cartons of Depo-prove contraceptive injection, 25 cartons of Rabies Vaccine, five bottles of Hemocue HB201, one box of precise surgical suture, 40 boxes of ww-Quinin injection ant-Malaria, and four packets of Amoxiline capsule.

The confiscated drugs

The confiscated drugs

“It was on Sunday afternoon when National Bus was passing through our Mwenerondo roadblock central part of Karonga in the area of paramount chief Kyungu. When we tried to enquire about the owner of the carton, no one replied and as of now we are just keeping the medicines at the station while doing our investigations to trace the owner,” said Karonga police publicist.

Livason said he could not give the value of the medicine they are keeping “because we depend on our friends at the hospital to tell us the value but they fail to cooperate most of time when we call them.”

Karonga Station Officer Almakio Daka also said the police have difficulties with medical experts in the district as they do not show up when called to give the value of the confiscated medical drugs.

“We have four cases of medicine which we confiscated  in huge  quantity in just two months but we are yet to know the value of the medicines because our friends at the district hospital fail to respond most of times with no valid reasons,” said Daka.

He said the failure to respond to their call affects their work.

Karonga District Hospital spokesperson Christopher Singini said they will discuss the matter with the management to see how they can solve the problem.

“We have heard the complaint but as officials from the hospital we are not at ransom to give out medical value in cases like these unless the medicine are government medicines,” said Singini.

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Ndizaukape kwambiri zimenezi.kodi justice tidzaichita liti?we r tired of every action u pipo r doing.kodi katundu yeseyo angapeke mu bus wit out papers?aaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!ntchito yavutaaaaaaa.


18 ndiwe wopusa,ukamati health kuba ndi uhule ukufuna kutiuza kuti lutepo,mphwiyo kasambara,senzani ndi anzake ndi a health?take wt thoz stupid comments without evidence. Do you whre these drugs were sourced,are they labelled malawi govt or karonga district hospital?


nde health imeneyo. Kuba, uhulenso ndi wawo

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No 12 you seem to still live in dark ages. Why should innocent people be punished? To be detained in police custody just for one carton and yet Bakili is free after the famous 2 billion kwacha


karonga doesnt av DHO. h z oez bsy wth th DC n prostitutes kumabala thats wat h knws best


How do you expect the health officials to help the police to arrest other health officials? This is an inside job within the DHO and the Hospital officials. If Muluzi case is still stagnant, dont expect the cashgate cases to yield any tangible results, its the same syndrom that medical practitio-ners are following.

Mai Nini

These police men are fools. Ntchito kudya cmba basi. How can you release the bus without identifying the owner of the cartons?

Police you did not do your home work properly….. 1- the carton clearly states the name of Msukwa… why did you not ask for IDs from passengers to identify a Msukwa in the bus. 2- when a consignment is being loaded the bus owners have to know the owner…. even if its just a parcel it indicates where it will be delivered and from WHO…. 3- The last resort was if you had failed the two…. you would have directed the bus to drive direct into the POLICE compound….. hold it with passengers till one identifies him/herself that is the… Read more »
Wise one

The story is incomplete. How can the police let go such a bus? Can bus loaders not identify the one who stuffed in such a consignment?

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