Female cop caught smuggling, loses K0.5m worth of products in raid

Court martials in conjunction with the police officers raided the house of a female law enforcer, Lexa Mkanda-Namacha, at Nsungwe in Lilongwe’s Area 25 where they impounded goods worth over K500 000.

Kanengo police station spokeswoman Mkwanda: Management will take action

This has prompted Kanengo Police Station in Lilongwe to institute investigations to establish why a law enforcer could engage herself in smuggling and trading in counterfeit products from the neighbouring countries.

The probe will determine the action the management will take against Mkanda-Namacha.

Shops such as Smokers and Peters had their smuggled goods worth K2 million. The law enforcers also pounced on another lady smuggler, Linda, where they impounded goods worth K1 million.

A court martial, speaking in strict condition of anonymity, told Nyasa Times that Mkanda-Namacha has been using her house as a warehouse.

Kanengo Police Station’s public relations officer, Esther Mkwanda, said in an interview on Wednesday that the police management will investigate the issue and take the right action on the cop.

“We didn’t know there was a raid. But upon inquiries, we have learnt that the raid took place and that Mkanda-Namacha’s house was also targeted. But she is saying the products were her counsin’s,” said Mkwanda.

But the police publicist stressed that the issue has generated interest in police management and are interested to probe it.

Local manufacturing companies have been lamenting that smuggling is negatively affecting their businesses while the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is complaining that illegal trade is affecting their revenue collection drive.

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3 years ago

when are you investigating Peter mutharika, getrude mutharika, mchacha and dausi. leave the lady alone. kodi getrude magalimoto amapangitsa hire lu city council mwafufuza. mxie. apolisi ndinu mbuzi

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
3 years ago

This is a toral shame, she is trying to put bread on the table tet the real Tsotsis who are stealing public funds meant for drugs in the hospitals are left Scot free. Just leave this innocent woman. Reprimand & transfer her to anoyher station in another Region period.

3 years ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

And MRA is not collecting on big Shoots. We are losing half the revenue as party zealots do not pay billions of kwachas of tax. LET MRA collect to BIG SHOTS FIRST. Nkona mukumakaphana nokhanokha ma Africans ku DRC what a shame.

3 years ago

Just let her go please. Go investigate real issues out there. Albino deaths and such.

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