Two first grade magistrates, two police prosecutors and court clerks from Ntcheu will spend the New Year day in police custody after they were arrested for selling 84 bags of Indian hemp meant for disposal.
Central region police publicist Ramsy Mushani confirmed the arrest of six high powered justice administration Ncheu officials.
The arrest is an embarrassment and set back to the provision of justice in Ntcheu and the fight against indian hemp growing and trafficking.
Sources say the hemp – localy known as Chamba -was impounded early December at an adhoc road block at Bawi in Ntcheu.
One person was convicted and fined K170000 or in default 14 months IHL.
Nyasa Times source says the Chamba was then supposed to be burnt but when regional police officers came to destroy the hemp, they were told it was already burnt but the district officials failed to show where the burning took place and some people gave testimony that they were being offered for sale.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :