South African arrested at Malawi airport for Cocaine

Police in Lilongwe on Friday 6th November, 2015 arrested a South African national for being found in possession of Cocaine.



According to Kamuzu International Airport’s Police Public Relations Officer Sgt. Sapulani Chitonde, the man identified as Siyabonga Kom flew in from Sao Paulo airport in Brazil but connected to Malawi using an Ethiopian Airline in Addis Ababa.

Sapulani said the suspect was stopped by police at KIA arrival hall as he was suspected to have carried strange things and upon searching his bag, Police discovered cocaine weighing 4.2 kilograms.

The suspect is currently in custody at KIA police and is expected to appear before court soon to answer charges of being found in possession of illegal and dangerous drugs contrary to Section 11 (A) as stipulated in Regulation 19 of the Dangerous Drug Act.

Meanwhile, Chitonde has warned and vowed to arrest everyone attempting to import or export dangerous drugs using KIA.

“Time for foul play is over and never think of using this place; we are professionals and alert” he said.

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21 thoughts on “South African arrested at Malawi airport for Cocaine”

  1. Gift says:

    Mwachita bwino kuwagwila.


    I am Very Much Proud of You Malawian Police. Don’t give Them Chance!!!!!

  3. markc says:

    ndiye mwam’manga,mwatchuka2!m’malo moti akanangokudyetserani,mukuona ngati komwe wachokako kulibe Mapholisa?Tibwera tizakampasa belo!

  4. UZIONA says:


  5. they thinks that Malawi is poor in everything,squeeze him hard ,shupiti zake.

  6. Razimah says:

    Well done our police. Proud of u guys

  7. zagwazatha says:

    Ndi makape kwambiri kwao mkutheni adziwe uko wachokera!!

  8. Jamison Chagwa Lungu says:

    Ma rubbish business. Good to know our police is professional to deal with all rubbish.

  9. waganyu says:

    Akananyema simukanammanga apolisi akuno timakudziwani ziphuphu basi

  10. AFANA says:


  11. Decent Citizen says:

    Commendable job by Malawi police.Foreigners should stop using KIA as conduit of drugs looking at its ill sophistication of the airport.Had it been it was in Indonesia,he was ready to see the maker by a merciless firing squad.They will start respecting KIA.

  12. Security Analyst says:

    It’s not strange for drug dealers to use several airports on the way to their final destination. There is a direct flight from Guarulhos in Sao Paolo to OR Tambo in Johannesburg. But they know that flights from Brazil are considered high risk for drugs in many countries if you land directly from there so what they do is they get on a flight to addis and because they are in international transit nothing much is done except the usual metal detector screening, when they land in Malawi we don’t suspect anything from people coming from Ethiopia because it’s low risk, two days later he gets on board a flight to SA and lands a citizen not many checks and mission complete since again Malawi is kit considered high risk for drugs. But good to know that Malawi despite lack of sophisticated technology we stop such people from using our borders as transit point a lot of people get caught at KIA.

  13. Wa Nzeru Wa Kummawa says:

    He needs to be hanged just like our fellow Malawian in Indonesia. Or was it Singapore?

    1. o says:

      He was not Malawian but Nigerian who stole our passport. Good that he was hanged

  14. buzi says:

    Sananyeme nkona mwamugwira.

  15. Mirella K says:

    I thought Bole is much more sophisticated than KIA???

  16. darth sidious says:

    daaayum! that haul probably has a street value of about 20 mil. whatcha gonna do with the bags? in fact, what exactly do you do with the bags?

  17. Khuni says:

    Well done our beloved police! Keep it up!

  18. mtate mike rsa says:

    U professional wachani mukulephela kummanga muthanyula akugulitsa chamba
    ku state houseko anyani

  19. anadimba says:

    anakana kukudyetserani uyo. Asakudziwani ndani.akatangale ,okuba. Kapena mufuna promotion? Ayi mwayamba bwino. Koma tisamve kuti dzikupezekammalawi muno.tiddziwa kuti ndi inu nomwe.

  20. mtubzitubzu kumputa mkunkhudza says:

    Kill him

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