Father and sons arrested for cultivating Chamba: Woman nabbed for possessing Indian Hemp

Malawu  Police in Mzimba have arrested a father and his two sons for allegedly cultivating marijuana locally known as chamba at their home in Nthapangwa Lunda Village in the district.

The uprooted Chamba plant

Northern Region Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peter Kalaya identified the three as Lyton, Neverson 91, Alufeyo 74 and Lunda 64.

He said the suspects were arrested after a tip from members of the public.

“We have uprooted the Indian hemp which they were cultivating behind their house,” Kalaya pointed out.

He said the plants are weighing 500 kilogrammes, have been sent to Lunyangwa Research Station for laboratory tests.

“It is good that people now have come to realize that cultivating Indian hemp is a crime and we encourage them to continue helping the police in curbing these crimes,” the PRO said.

The suspects hail from Nthapangwa Lunda Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kampingo Sibande in the district and are currently at Mzimba Police Station pending to appear before court.

In a related development,  Police in Lilongwe have arrested a woman, Annie Magombo, 27 from Chimbalange village area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kaphuka in Dedza district for being found in possession of Indian hemp locally known as chamba in her shop.

Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula said they were tipped by well-wishers that the suspect was selling Marijuana in her shop.

“Following the tip we arrested the suspect and the search was conducted were we found twist of Indian hemp in her shop,” he explained

He  disclosed that the suspect is in custody and the Indian hemp will be send to Chitedze research station for examination.

Dandaula said that the suspect would appear before court to answer the case of being found in possession of Indian hemp which is contrary to section 4 (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act and Section 19 (1) of the Penal.

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Billy Chilewani
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Tobacco is facing a lot of criminalising laws. Cultivating chamba is the best way forward for Malawi. Indeed you gave a go ahead to Industrial hemp please our MPs legalise both for the sake our economy. Put strick rules to our youth not to be smoking the indian hemp as it will be our green gold for export and medicinal purposes replacing the fading long held to green gold of tobacco.

HoRror
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Something has to b done to this chamba issue.. to be honest chamba is the best crop.. we eat in town coz farmer use it when doing their farming.. its not easy to farm under the sun heat.. think of rice, tea, tobacco farms.. many pple in offices use this to stress free their minds & it works. We toralate worst things than this bt criminalise somthng that directly or indirect contribute to our economy..

Chifundo
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Human Rights abuse, how can they arrest a man of 91 or 74 years? Violence against the elderly

Headteacher
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For the same reason that a man of 81 years can be a president or a minister…..

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

These plants were created by God and why should it be a crime to cultivate them? leave these people alone.

chingolopiyo
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Anthu a ugogodi mmathamanga kukanena ku police munthu akamagulitsa katundu wopanda vuto ngati chamba KOMA munthu yemweyo akamadandaula umphawu, njala, kusowa ntchito, etc simuthamanga kukauza boma za mavutowo. Siyani zimenezi kufikira boma litayamba kupereka ntchito kwa anthu ake mdziko muno. Chamba kuchisuta saizi yabwino chilibe vuto, to the contrary ndichothandiza munjira zosiyanasiyana, including kulima mwamphamvu ngati ng’ombe! Koma chomwecho ukachulutsa ndimavuto. Chimodzimodzi nsima, mtedza wophika, maungu, mapira awisi, mondokwa, kuzidya saizi yabwino zimapatsa mphamvu. Koma zomwezi kuziwonjeza umadzimbidwa nazo! Lekani anthu apange malonda ndikupeza ndalama polima/kugulitsa zomera za Mulungu, anazilenga yekha zinthuzi! Augogodi nonse kagwereni uko.. Shatapu zanu

Kaya Apolisi
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Apolice ndinu mumasutha kwambiri. Mwangogawana nokha ku Ofesi kwanuko, mukongotinamiza kuti mwantumiza ku Lunyangwa kuti akayedze kuti chatani. Ndi chamba basi. kkkkkkk. Kuti wina apite mawa ku Lunyangwa sakapezako chambacho. mukunama basi

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