Malawi Police arrest Pakistan national, recover K19 million

Police in Balaka have arrested 28-year-old Pakistan national, Naveed Khan, for allegedly stealing $44 000 (around K23 million) from a Mozambican businessperson.

Sauka: Arrested him at the border

Sauka: Arrested him at the border

Balaka Police spokesperson Joseph Sauka confirmed the arrest in a statement.

Sauka said the suspect was asked by the businessperson, Haroona Kamara, 35, to help him convert his money into local currency. Kamara came into the country to buy eggs and Irish potatoes, according to the police.

“After receiving the money, the suspect asked the victim to come after an hour to collect his money. The suspect went [missing], which forced Kamara to report the matter to Balaka Police, who immediately alerted all police formations in the country and all border posts,” said Sauka.

Sauka further said the suspect was arrested at Songwe Border in Karonga district as he was about to crossover to Tanzania.

When interrogated, Khan revealed he left the money with his relatives and police have since recovered K19 million.

Khan, who comes from Pakistan, but was living at Balaka Town with his relatives who have a shop, is in police custody.

He is expected to appear before court soon to answer theft charges.

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17 thoughts on “Malawi Police arrest Pakistan national, recover K19 million”

  1. Chisale chindipha makina says:

    Malawi ndie ameneo sanganene kuti tapeza 23m koma ai tapeza zochepa zina tikufufunza mpaka zaka 4 kenako ithala momwemo……..

  2. nyasa boy says:

    Kuchuluka amwenye nziko apunguleni Ku were azungu kaka ndi a nyaniwo

  3. mulopwana khanileliwa says:

    a Police amatengapo kumene, u think akapeza cash yo nde amakapeleka zonse? no wonder most of them are rich but without peace of mind chifukwa amene anabayo amakhala akuzunzika ku police iwowo akudya ndalama zosakhetsela thukuta. Atengapo 4 million imeneyo aaa.

  4. Bobo says:

    Why are they found in Malawi??What has Pakistan done for Malawi??please kick them out of Malawi as soon as possible before it’s too late!!

  5. Patriot says:

    Alot of pakis are living in Malawi without papers.The next thing you hear them,they have lost the passports and later on connive with the crooked immigration officers.Foreign investor from Karachi?Rotten Malawi.

  6. bola apolisiwo nawonso asakhale atapeza 23mita yonse, iwowo nkumatulapo, kusiya 19 ikunenedwayo

  7. wales banda says:

    Well trained mbava,cash gate inanso

  8. omar khaliffa says:

    Chori kartahai
    Binchodi
    Mase poes
    Nayi

  9. ineyo says:

    the suspect has been discharged by the court. The complainant changed statements in court that he has forgiven him coz of ramadhan. The magistrate went on to discharge him.

    Katangale wayendapo ndithu!

  10. Bob says:

    Ndiye muziti kuMalawi kuli njala. A Mozambican planning to buy all that food from Malawi. If prices were well regulated govt could have benefited in tax and forex

  11. kanyimbi says:

    Malawi full of thieves.

  12. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Nothing weird,here. This is normal in Malawi.

  13. Mwana Mulanje says:

    So Malawi Government allows crooked Pakistanis to operate businesses in Balaka Town and choking local businesses. The Pakistanis also harbour criminal elements disturbing the peace in the small town. We shouldn’t allow this to continue.

  14. chidumayo says:

    Eggs and potatoes for that amount. Doubtful. Osati amafuna mafupa a lubino amenewa.

  15. Mbuyankhoma says:

    Parkstan is as poor as Malawi. Why does the Goverment allow these poor peope come into malawi and end up being thieves? An invester with robust, can not stay in Balaka only to sell buscuits and sweets. When shall we, Malawians, become so PHOBIC and engange these poor Amwenye?

  16. mtumbuka selfish dog says:

    Tipatseni ife timuotche!!!

  17. Leviticus says:

    K23 million to buy eggs and potatoes?

    That’s a hell of a lot of potatoes! How many tonnes was he buying? He couldn’t use a registered foreign exchange dealer?

    Something fishy in this story.

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