Malawi Police have intercepted 16.24 kilograms of Marijuana locally known as Chamba destined for United Kingdom (UK) and arrested a 27-year-old drug trafficker in the process.
The illicit drug trafficker, Nze Chidiebere, a Nigerian citizen, has since been charged with Illegal Exportation of Dangerous Drugs contrary to Section 4 of Dangerous Drug Act as read with Section 19 of Dangerous Drug Act.
Chidiebere, police have disclosed, was arrested while trying to export the Cannabis Sativa wrapped as gifts and packed in boxes on Thursday.
The Nigerian resides in Lilongwe Area 36 (Phwetekele) h.
Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala told Nyasa Times that 12.24 kilograms of the Marijuana was intercepted at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe destined for UK.
”He sent three parcels of Cannabis Sativa through Blantyre Post Office weighing 4.3kgs, 4.74kgs and 3.2kgs. It was well wrapped and packed in boxes with some clothes. Our officers managed to intercept
it before it was flown out the country,” explained Divala.
Divala said Chidiebere was arrested on Thursday at Blantyre Post Office while sending another parcel of Marijuana weighing 4 kilograms.
”He was sending it to his friends in UK disguised as gifts. He is currently in custody,” added Divala.