Malawi army soldier arrested over Indian Hemp

Police in Nkhotakota have arrested a Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier for allegedly being found with unlicensed Indian hemp, a second incident in two years as in December 2014 two MDF soldiers were apprehended and fined for the same offence.

Soldier kept his Indian Hemp in the mititary bags

Soldier kept his Indian Hemp in the mititary bags

The soldier identified as Andrew Matochi (34) of Kamuzu Barracks was arrested at Kaombe roadblock on Monday October 19, this year.

According to Nkhotakota police drug officer Nichorus Benedicto, at the time the soldier was travelling from Dwangwa heading to Lilongwe on Dihatsu Mira salon registration number IT 6496.

“When the officers manning Kaombe roadblock conducted a search on the motor vehicle, two MDF travelling bags were discovered containing the illicit drug.

“The police instantly arrested their fellow security officer and charged him with an offence of being found in possession of cannabis sativa without license which is contrary to section 4 (a) of Dangerous Drug Regulation and 19 (1) of the Dangerous Drug Act,” said Benedicto.

The suspect Andrew Matochi (34) hails from Tito village in the area of senior chief Kanyenda in Nkhotakota and is expected to appear before First Grade Magistrate Court soon.

In December 2014 two MDF soldiers were arrested at the same police checkpoint with a similar offence.

The convicts are Grey Chimbulumata 26 from and Mike Jusab 25 from Parachute battalion.

When the two reached Kaombe roadblock they asked the police to find them a lift to Salima.

While there, police got suspicious of their movements which prompted the search in their travelling bags.

Following the search, it was discovered that each MDF travelling bag contained the illicit drug and police instantly arrested the two.

Nkhotakota FGM court convicted and fine them to pay a fine of K40, 000 each or serve two years in default.

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41 thoughts on “Malawi army soldier arrested over Indian Hemp”

  1. Monjo Banton says:

    fuck the police how can they arrest their fellow motherfuckers yet they do the same sh!t

  2. Nazo says:

    No37 usova zangokuvuta wakhaula wasowa kokatulira thudzi takoto.

  3. Changaputwa says:

    Asogolele anthu adziko kusogolela njira kwa anthu osuta chamba mkumati mungalandile ulemu chocho ???? Mwatani kodi asilikali anthu. Simungationesele zisanzo zabwinoyi kt enafe mkusinthikaaa ???????

  4. Kawonga says:

    Useless, osamusiya bwanj, chamba ndi deal simudziwa

  5. Funny monunkha says:

    Since 2014 three soldier kugwida ndi chamba, 54 senior officers and soldiers kuthetsa maukwati ndi akazi awo, 10 families senior officers kunyenga akazi anzawo, one akupanga zimenezi akuti cream ya commander Mr Tactic Ig Maulana. The commander is pretending as if he doesnt know but he knows malamulo therefore akuopa kuchosa ntchito anyamata ake. Waona iwe Klausi zomwe unatipasa kuno ku amry. Nzako Maulana anapha 5 soldiers whom he forced to swim in lilongwe river during rainy season and they died because of his stupid tactics. so do you think he can command the whole army and maintain displine. Saulos ukufuna kugwetsa Commander in chief Professor. Si zokhazo cash gate ku army inayamba nthawi imene maulana anali director wa logistics, go and check katundu amene anagulira asilikali opita ku Ivory Coast, mupeza kuti all the prices were exagerated , all this was done under his nose. Alinso director wa operation ameneyu zitachitika za july 20 anauza asilikali kuti kodi mukupita kuti ndinu apolisi, musiyeni Bingu athane nawo okha, anawayamba dala anthu, muona simunati pofika next year kukhala zoopsa ku army

  6. Manyi a Mbudzi says:

    A army ku delera lamulo munya muona nobody is above the law mnzanu ODELERA waluzatu ntchito azikalima chamba chakecho

  7. Dusty says:

    Kaombe roadblock get ready anytime as we will be going to Moyale from KB or MAFCo tidutsa lakeshore,muona zosaona mwaonjeza.Ulemu ukuchepa sopano ndiye tisovepo ziwiri sitatu ndi inu…anytime soon just get ready

  8. tz says:

    kudya kumeneko

  9. Mr Dowa says:

    Mumati akudyereni kuchipatala?

  10. wobeba wanga says:

    NO WHY ARRESTING HIM? MESA CHAMBA AMASUTA ASILIKALI? No free him

  11. quosmas fanizo says:

    where does the chamba go after kulandako the law is weak there igues
    beacause it is obvious kut mmatenga for your own reassons…why cant u leave them them kufuna muzilemera nokha bas fwetseke

  12. AKIJA says:

    Bola kunthazi chamba ndi ndalamatu izi monga mukudziwa ndalama yavuta pa malawipa

  13. Mlakho says:

    Zitsiru apolisi mukulephera kugwira mbava.Zachamba eti.

  14. Big kahuna says:

    musiyeni munthuyo zakudya zimenezo

  15. Chinthiti says:

    Koma aPolice akumalawi mulibe nzeru eti,chambacho chingakwane ndalama zingati,osafufuza oba K92 billion uja bwanji?

  16. zonse says:

    Ku Parliament ko tangopangani legalise chambachi pliz…

  17. wakukaya uyo says:

    Musiyeni uyo mwasowa tchito eti

  18. kazembe says:

    nde chimapita kut ma kape a police akalanda ganjayo…….c mumashophesa mxxxxxiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!

  19. mtochi says:

    Ganja is good for ur economy.

  20. sosten gwengwe says:

    The soldiers must have poor negotiation skills, anzao timadutsa ndi 5 tonne ya weed pompo, nde tizikwama tiwiri mpaka kumangidwa? I suspect kuti amadelera

  21. Mwananyasa says:

    CAN SOMEONE, YOU PLARLIAMETARIANS.. COME UP WITH A MORE REALISTIC POLICY ON CHAMBA PLEASE. NOTHING MAKES SENSE. K40, 000 OR TWO YEARS… ?? KENAKO CHAMBACHO CHISOWENSO KUPOLISI KONKO… BLAH BLAH .. ZAKA ZIKUPITATU IZI. TONSE TIKUDZIWA KUTI CHAMBA NDI NDALAMA…

  22. Nanyoni says:

    Kodi bwanji inu? Chambacho he was taking for his bosses , investigate mumva he was sent. There are so many senior officers who smoke mu Barracks. Nothing new , ma bwana ongogwera mmaudindo nanji ali ma Junior officers, all they do is smoke weed. Aren’t you surprised with their behaviour? In the end they mistreat their wives and the big boss not doing anything kumangoziyang’ana, ma broken families ali Mbweee. God please rescue the Military kuli nyasi zokha zokha. How did they get to be promoted za chinyengo basi?

  23. cotton says:

    Poverty alleviation, sanalakwe apa patentha pa Malawi.

  24. Tintin says:

    akulu akulu,Malawi ilibe chimene imapanga export,kodi hemp akumayigwirai titamatumiza kunju panga khale vuto ngati? according to a small reaserch i did over a period of a year,we can actually make something out of it.belive it or not theirs a huge market for the herb.so instead of waisting tax payers money kumagwira ntchito yo gwira fans yopezeka ndi herb,lets put it pa market,you never know it can revamp our dieng economy

  25. mtate mike rsa says:

    Munaona wa army akubela anthu ndikufunsa sitsilu zapolice iwo amagwiritsa ntchito yofunikakwambiri poteteza dziko iwe wapolice ulibizy kubela amalawi mwangofuna kuchitisa manyaz asilikali amalawi army.Apolice plz plz plz mukawona wa army watengachamba you must remain quit.akakwiya azawotcha ma raod block onse chambacho chizizadusa mosavuta tione muzikabakuti

  26. advisory committee says:

    Just legalise the chamba rather than arresting innocent users

  27. AMfumu says:

    Mmasuleni ndi sanatumize Bomba mundisamale inu simdziwa kuti soldier amadya zomera?

  28. Patrick Jemitala says:

    Where can I get a license please? The soldier’s offence is that he had no license.

  29. mtate mike rsa says:

    Wina anaba 577billion plus 92billion sanamangidwe mukamange wa 25kg yachamba
    Komanso chambachimenechi chinali cha ntchito apolice ausilu.Inunso ndakubakwambiri anyani

  30. pherani says:

    tiyeni tikonde zikolathu amalawi tonse timalakwa nkhankhale wapoliceyo alindizolakwa zake

  31. Baah says:

    A police alimbane ndi a cashgate ndi opha alumbino,osati a ganja

  32. mfana wa ma plain says:

    what the hell is indian hemp? just call it what it is, chamba basi. anyway it’s about time we legalised the sweet smoke. our country has run out of options yet we’re sitting on the best ganja in the world. ngati asilikali olandila kale zaulele akupanga drug trafficking, isn’t it obvious kuti zinthu zavuta?

  33. munthuson says:

    palibe mulandu. ananyamula industrial hemp

  34. wezzie bauleni says:

    Number 1 you are very intelligent!!!

  35. Noah says:

    Ya walakwila lamulo but please Release them, sanaphe munthu kapena kubela munthu..uko ndi kudyela zachilengedwe.. Dollar yavuta,,,just advise them to have a licence…

  36. Bad move why taking that stuff in a civilian car?

  37. Yalakwa…indian Hemp Gate

  38. orila says:

    Sorry man its part of life

  39. Jimuni says:

    What happens when they are convicted and pay the fine, they report back to their duty stations or are discharged dishonorably to become guards?

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