British citizen arrested at Malawi airport trying to smuggle drugs

Malawi  Police at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe have arrested a suspected British drug lord.

British man was stopped by police as he went to board the aircraft

 

British citizen where he was believed to be attempting to smuggle a large quantity of
The illegal drugs
Tickets of the drug lord

Police spokesperson at the airport Sapulain Chitonde said Mohammed Hamid Abubakar was found in possession and attempting to export 5.9 kgs of  dangerous drugs called apomorphine.

He was arrested on Saturday, November 7, 2020, Chitonde said.

“Police officers  manning the main X-ray machine  managed to detect the substances which were concealed in special black plastic papers to beat security .

“The suspect was immediately  arrested in the forward lounge while waiting to board an Ethiopian flight en route to Belgium,” said Chitonde.

Chitonde said the drug lord was expected to deliver the drugs to  unknown man who was waiting for him at the Airport.

Hamid, who stays in Newcastle, UK,  jetted into the country on 24 October 2020 through the same Kamuzu International Airport from Heathrow Airport  after having a meeting on 20th October with a Nigerian man and  was being hosted by another  Nigerian man (name concealed ) in Lilongwe City who facilitated the drug deal by sending a taxi driver who dropped the bag Friday night, according to Chitonde.

He said the British citizen, will appear in court to answer charges of found in possession and attempting to export dangerous drug which contravenes Section 19 as it reads with regulation 4 of Dangerous Drug Act.

The suspect was born on 9 July,1989 in Chula  (Somalia ) and he holds a British passport number 563589077 .

In recent years, there have been reports of people from Nigeria living in Lilongwe  involving in drugs.

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mtete
mtete
7 months ago

For a moment I thought it was a real British. Got a big disappointment learning it’s actually a Somali. Very little good comes from there, unfortunately.

Banda
Banda
7 months ago

Apomorphine is not listed as a dangerous drug nor is it a narcotic.

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

Achita bwino akamanga katchende kameneka. Akafinye kwambiri mapwalawo kawulura zambiri.

Chisale
Chisale
7 months ago

Somalis, they claim asylum in the UK and if they are not stabbing and killing each other, they are dealing in drugs. Bad people together with the Nigerian who was hosting this person.

Sidos
Sidos
7 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

Definitely many Somalians in the UK are involved in dodgy dealings.

However, I myself know many who are just ordinary people with jobs like teachers, nurses etc. Same with Nigerians.

Some people, for example in South Africa, will say Malawians are all crooks or ‘stealing their jobs’.

Prejudice is like an undetected cancer.

Dengu
Dengu
7 months ago

Is it right that all the documents in the photographs have been released to the press?

National Ceo
National Ceo
7 months ago
Reply to  Dengu

Transparency

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
7 months ago

Deport all illigal nigerian vendors in the country please. Malangalanga and area 47 is full of these guys for your own information

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
7 months ago

Bravo, find out about those Nigerians who are doing inkind of businesses akwizingidwe aziVayanso kwao

Nkhuk
Nkhuk
7 months ago

Please Nyasatimes. Do something about your page. It keeps dancing and redirecting the reader away from the point they want to read. It is so difficult to read.

Dexter
Dexter
7 months ago

The police know who the drug lords are and where the dens are yet nothing ever happens. The day people get tired and take matters into their hands you will say people are being unreasonable. Can the responsible minister take a very deep dive into this and arrest all those responsible.

Don Dada
Don Dada
7 months ago

Something needs to be done about these Nigerians. They seem to be causing trouble everywhere they go. Heavily scrutinize all of them before they enter… And when they do, carefully monitor them. If not, deny them entry

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