32 people arrested in Malawi police swoop

In response to increasing incidents of break-ins and robberies in Malawi’s eastern district of Balaka the police there has last night organised a sweeping exercise and arrested 32 suspects for allegedly being found loitering within town.

“The suspects were arrested after they were found loitering at night within Balaka Town without proper reasons and this made the officers to suspect them that they were there for illegal purposes,” says police the district’s spokesperson Sub-Inspector Joseph Sauka.

Sauka says 21 of the suspects are male while 11 are females and are aged between 14 and 37 years.

Police chief Loti Dzonzi:  Crackdown on suspected criminals

Police chief Loti Dzonzi: Crackdown on suspected criminals

He says all the suspects are expected to appear before court soon where they will answer a case of rogues and vagabonds which is contrary to section 184 of the Penal code.

According to the Station Officer Senior Superintendent Benson Ndhlovu, the exercise is on going with an aim of creating a safe and secure Balaka and anyone found loitering in the district will face he law.

Ndhlove says the said Ppolice is implementing a lot of activities including increasing Police visibility and revamping all community Policing structures in the district with an aim of promoting community participation in crime management.

Recently, a group unknown criminals killed a watchman at Andiamo location in the district after stealing chicken.

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