Malawi woman arrested for possessing Indian hemp

Police at Chingeni road block in Malawi’s Eastern district of Balaka are keeping in custody a 30 year old woman they arrested Monday night for allegedly found with Indian hemp weighing approximately 120 kilograms.

Hemp the woman hid in the baskets

Hemp the woman hid in the baskets

The arrest comes six days after the Police at the same road block arrested a Zomba based man for being found with Indian hemp.

Balaka police spokesperson sub-inspector Joseph Sauka says the suspect Veronica Mwale hid  the Indian hemp in two big baskets.

“The suspect was travelling to Blantyre from Nkhotakota in a 7 tonner lorry registration number BP 1870 of Visionary Ideas which carried planks.

“Upon arrival at Chingeni road block, the officers found the two baskets full of loose Canabis sativa commonly known as Indian hemp weighing approximately 120 kilograms and was covered by dried fish and tied in mosquito net.

“Upon investigations, the officer discovered that the cannabis sativa belonged to the suspect Veronica Mwale,” says Sauka.

Meanwhile, the suspect is in Police custody waiting to appear before court where she will answer a case of being found in possession of Canabis Sativa without licence contrary to regulation 19(1) as read with section 4(a) of Dangerous Drug Act.

Veronica Mwala comes from Timeyo village, Traditional Authority Mkhwala in Nkhotakota district.

Balaka Police Station Community Policing Coordinator Inspector Kennedy Langwani, says the Police in the district is strengthening security in the district ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities so that the season should be crime free and this is just the beginning of tightening security.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

21 thoughts on “Malawi woman arrested for possessing Indian hemp”

  1. Dudu says:

    Why waste time and resources on keeping this woman in custody? Is chamba really that bad?

  2. Dobadoba says:

    Kenako timva kuti amupatsa 10 year with hard labor. Koma wa Cashgate akungoyenda pa town mtima uli mmalo.

  3. Hapuwani says:

    What kind of security is this one? why not tightening the secury where these plants are grown???????? Mxiiiiiiiiii.

  4. anduna says:

    Mutayeni palibe mkhani apa osalimbana ndi nacgate bwanji?

  5. GONAMKULAWE says:

    SANAFUNE KUTENGA ZA NAC MUSIYENI

  6. Release the poor woman and don’t charge her at all these are effects of rampant corruption at the Governments top level had it been that Big politicians and government officials managed our resources accordingly we would not be talking of people resorting to selling CHAMBA for their Families survival this is also similar to those cases involving Charcoal sellers ANTHUWATU Ndiumphawi ukuwachititsa zonsezi Ndipo vuto silamunthu ayi koma atsogoleri akatangale ngati Arthur Peter Mutharika amene akuchita promote Corruption Mumati atani Kodi nanga Pilizi akabe kenako timuwotche ana ake Akhale pa Umasiye Muziwanzunza STOP HARRASING THE POOR Timangileni achina Mphwiyo, Lutepo, Kasambala, Khumbo Kachali, Joyce Banda , Bakali Muluzi, Brown Mpinganjira,
    Henry Phoya, Vuwa Kaunda, Wapona Kita, Ma former and Current ministers including some greedy and corrupt members of Parliament OSATI IZI MUNGOTENGA NAZO SAMBI CHABE Banja la mzimayiyu kuteloko limadalira Chambacho kuti ana azidya chakudya komanso kupita kusukulu APOLISI Nanuso mumakhala ngati ndinu anthu olemera chonsecho ndinu amphawi omvetsa chisoni BWANJI TIKUPWETEKANA AMPHAWI OKHA-OKHA Tiyamba kulodzanapo katsala Mutha Apolisi Nonse amene Mumachitira Nkhjanza Amalawi Osauka.

  7. peter mateyala says:

    Anakapanga bwanji mzimayi dollar yashupa pa malawi aah koma mutayeni ka mzimayi kathamange pa town, koma masambawo osagulitsatu inuyo mwatenganu.

  8. Penu says says:

    Ameneyu sanabe ndalama za boma ayi.Chambatu ndi mpamba kusiyana ndi kuba ndalama za misonkho ya anthu osaukafe.Mutayeni ameneyo Inu apolisi mangani anthu a cashgatewo

  9. Bwetu wa kuMatanda says:

    Mayi odzilimbikira uyu……..bola pamenepa kusiyana ndi kuchita uhule. Usadandaule mkazi akupatsa fine yochepa ndipo ukangotuluka ukanyamule katundu wochuluka kuti uzabweze makobili ako. Anthu odana ndi chilungamo awa,……, akufuna uzichita kudyetsa katundu kuti upate? Shupit!

  10. Mwananyasa says:

    Abale, stop victimising people ndi Nkhani ya chamba. ikani lamulo lokomera onse including government on this issue. It is not right for the government to be harvesting Chamba on the roads through A polisi. Tandiuzani, ndi liti lomwe Boma linaotcha or publicly destroy all the tonnes and tonnes of chamba chomwe mwakhala mukumatiuza kuti mwalanda anthu? liti? so where is it all? where is the warehouse? it must be a BIG one! and who is paying rent for it? ndiye chambacho! asiyeni anthuwa or regularise the trade and consumption means.

  11. Noaxy says:

    Umphawi wakula pa Malawi mumati adyetsa nsi chiani ana ake !!!!!! ngati waba iyaaaaaaa

  12. Noaxy says:

    Sanalakwe zimayiyo apa olakwa ndinu mukutha ndalama za bomanu iyaaaaaaaaa.

  13. short wamtali says:

    Namwi anyamwali a Veronica mwachita uli na kuti mukulungi vyamba limoza ndi vumba. mufumbiyengi kuti mwanyangu mujumpha uli ma road block. mutisaniyengi asani mwatuwa.

  14. KIOKA says:

    those imperialists that made cannabis illegal have legalized it ife umbuli tikupitiliza kuzunzana legalize it and in such a way government would be able to benefit through taxes.its better than cotton fiber and good for medication.ndangodutsamo

  15. mfiti idzafanso says:

    This track has passed 7 roadblocks before Chingeni.My question is all these roadblocks are there for what?maybe the woman was bribing them.And why everyday we hear about indian hemp no news about illegal firearms or stolen goods found at these roadblocks does it means that the police are there for chamba basi

  16. Ma battery a mlakho says:

    Release the woman immediately!That is why Malawi is languishing in never ending poverty.This crop must replace stupid tobacco.Regalise Marijuanaaaa…..mpa….mpaaaaa….mpaaaaaa……Right here in Nyasalande…..mpaaaaa…..mpaaaaa……..mpaaaaaa….¤§

  17. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    “Found in possession of canabis sativa wthout a license?” U mean there is such a legal document? How does one access it? I need it badly! To the police, what connection is there between tightening security around ths Xrimas and being found in possession of chamba?

  18. o says:

    Dried fish seasoned with hemp. I would want to taste that fish!

  19. MASITENI says:

    MUKUSIYA MBAVA ZA CASHGATE KUNZUNZA MUNTHU WOGULITSA NDIWOZO ZA MASAMBA ???

    WOSAUKA ALIBEDI MAWU YETI ???

    INGOMUTAYANI APA SHUPIT ZANU

  20. Kakha Erutu says:

    Musiyileni mwana. Mukufuna akudyeleni chani?

  21. wa ku nkhoma says:

    amayi tsopano bola kusiyana ndikukaba ku NAC

Comments are closed.