The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) last Friday intercepted cocaine on a bus coming from Tanzania at Songwe Border Station in Karonga District.
The bus was heading to Lilongwe and the owner of the illegal drugs is not yet known.
The substance was in six packets each weighing 2kgs. The packs were concealed in black plastic bags that were inside a compartment containing overalls and spanners.
The bus driver, who had earlier told the Authority’s officials that the contents of the packets was salt, is in Police custody at Karonga Police Station.
According to MRA, tests confirmed that the drug was cocaine and it has since been handed over to the Police.
MRA Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs Steve Kapoloma said they duty and mandate is not only to collect tax but also to protect the society from restricted or illegal items that are hazardous to public security and health as well as the environment.
Kapoloma therefore appealed to the general public to report to police any malpractices such as smuggling, tax evasion and corruption through the toll free number 847 for Airtel and TNM subscribers or 80000847 for MTL customers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :