Brothers arrested for Chamba cultivation

Two men who are brothers are currently in police custody for cultivating cannabis sativa (Chamba) in Mulanje district.

Indian hemp's narcotic relative, also known to users as Malawi gold, is so popular
Indian hemp’s narcotic relative, also known to users as Malawi gold, is so popular

The two Wyson Simeon, 58, and Sankhani Simeon, 53, both of Mwanero village, T/A Nkanda in the district were arrested on Monday.

Mulanje police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira said the two planted the said crop in a fence behind their houses.

“After receiving a tip from well-wishers, officers from Chambe police unit visited the two places where they indeed found the product,” said Ngwira.

Wilson was found with 65 plants while Sankhani was found with 117 plants. The plants have been sent to Vumbwe Research Station for examination.

The Simeon brothers will arraign on offence of “Cultivating Cannabis Sativa contrary to Section 6 of Dangerous Drugs Act.

“We thank the general public for their support and we encourage them to continue so that together we combat crime,” added Ngwira.

Cultivation or selling of Chamba is prohibited by law; however government is currently conducting trials on industrial hemp, which if it’s successful, it will help boost the economy.

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khethokhwakhe masuku
6 years ago

archaic sort of thinking, idiots!!! instead of going after criminals who are murdering people and robbing people you are busy with someone who is trying to make a living in this not so good country to live in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 years ago

We need to stop wasting resources on and punishing people for “crimes’ that hurt nobody. Alcohol is far more dangerous and kills a lot of people but we don’t and shouldn’t make it illegal. Despite the assertion that chamba chimapengetsa (medically not proven), it has a lot of medicinal uses and clever countries are decriminalizing, regulating, and taxing it, making it an important economic activity.

We need to stop this nonsese

chilengedwe cha jah jah
chilengedwe cha jah jah
6 years ago

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb(chamba, malawi gold) for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth Rastafari
PSALMS 104:14

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