Malawi Revenue Authority seizes cocaine at Songwe border

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) last Friday intercepted cocaine on a bus coming from Tanzania at Songwe Border Station in Karonga District.cocaine -

Seized cocaine

Seized cocaine

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.

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7 thoughts on “Malawi Revenue Authority seizes cocaine at Songwe border”

  1. Galu Wa Mchombo says:

    send the culprits to Indonesia lol!!

  2. desire says:

    Keep it up Team MRA lets develop Malawi…..

  3. sain it like it is says:

    thisis worth more than 4 million on the local market..trust me it will also dissappear where ever they put it..kaya ku police nanji apolice aku malawi opanda ndalama…thisis money right there and these drugs will find their way back into the market

  4. Mumusiyele mwini wache,ku John atithamangisako ndiyemukufuna ndalama tizitenga kuti? Tizigulitsa ziwalo ee..tandiuzeni, mwagwila pang’ono tikankhala ife ndiye tilemelanaye. Kodi iwe wokayikilidwa iwe umayenda opanda junju? siizo kuyenda ngati mwana akugwira zopusa

  5. Mumusiyele mwini wache,ku John atithamangisako ndimukufuna ndalama tizitenga kuti? Tizigulitsa ziwalo ee..tandiuzeni, mwagwila pang’ono tikankhala ife ndiye tilemelanaye. Kodi iwe wokayikilidwa iwe umayenda opanda junju? siizo kuyenda ngati mwana akugwira zopusa

  6. MIKE DULIRA says:

    Good work! the bus drivers should make sure of what they are carrying.
    Bravo MRA team for the good job.

  7. Kenkkk says:

    Excellent work mra but where is the other bag? I only see 5 not six. Mwazembetsa lina?

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