Police uncovers over 1000Kgs of Indian hemp

In an effort to tighten security in the district, Police in Balaka district east of Malawi are keeping in custody 28 people after they were arrested on various offences in a sweeping exercise.

Cannabis sativa being off loaded from the motor vehicle Toyata Noah registration number NU5035 at Balaka Police Station

Cannabis sativa being off loaded from the motor vehicle Toyata Noah registration number NU5035 at Balaka Police Station

Balaka Police Station Operations Officer, Superintendent Gideon Chisale, says 21 of the suspects were arrested for being found loitering within Balaka town, two for exceeding business hours while five of the suspects were arrested after they were found in possession of cannabis sativa commonly known as Indian hemp.

“The officers erected an abrupt road block just within Balaka town and started searching the vehicles; and in the process, they impounded two motor vehicles a Toyota Noah registration number NU 5035 and a Toyota Corolla registration number KA 4516 both containing approximately 1400 kilograms of cannabis sativa.”

Chisale identified the drug traffickers as Boniface Brasho 33 and Gift Banda 37 from Nkhotakota district, George Biliwita 22 and a lady Memory Banda from Ntcheu district, while Mayeso Misomali 30 comes from Mulanje district

“The suspects were driving from Nkhotakota heading Zomba. They have been charged with an offence of being found in possession of cannabis sativa,” said Chisale.

Superintendent Chisale also said the 21 suspects who were found loitering in town have been charged with the offence of rogue and vagabond while the other two suspects have been charged with the offence of exceeding business hour as their Bottle Stores were found operational until 03:00 hours which is against their licence.

All the suspects are expected to appear before court soon where they are expected to answer their respective charges.

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8 thoughts on “Police uncovers over 1000Kgs of Indian hemp”

  1. Wachifaka says:

    Kusowa zochita eti?

  2. fatsani says:

    Zazii

  3. Yusuf says:

    Stupid crime laws we have

    1. Rogue and vagabond
    2. Operating businesses beyond certain hours
    3. Marijuana possession

    we need to focus our resources on crimes that against other people or other people’s property.

    Legalize, regulate, industrialize and tax marijuana.

  4. Mugonapamhanya says:

    Stop fighting marijuana, start fighting body parts and albino parts rustlers.

  5. fayyaz says:

    rogue and vagabond is not clear since the policemen differ on time for a person to be at home there are times one could be arrested at 10pm and sometimes they say it is any time beyond 1am.the police men could also let you free if you give them something in cash.

    There times when pple are arrested just outside the bottle store when they were waiting for pple to come out.

  6. chuma says:

    I seriously have a problem with the charge of operating business ‘beyond licence hours’. Malawians are lazy and want to work 4 months (agricultural season) in a year and expect to feed themselves for 12 months. THis means 8 months of idle time.

    Go to the west, east and even some African countries where trade is done 24 hours and these are prospering while we remain poor.

    The laws should be changed and allow 24 hr trading and it is the duty of the govt to provide security. Infact, the longer people work into the night the better the security as thieves will be outnumbered in the night.

    In Kamuzu days, buses would run until 10 pm and sometimes mindnight. There was security.

  7. Palibe nkhani apa. Atayeni amenewo. They are fighting poverty in Malawi.

  8. mkazi wa angozo says:

    za ziiiii mmalo mokagwira okuba..mbuzi za anthu…kupusa!!!!! mxiewww

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