Malawi army soldier arrested for possessing Indian hemp

A Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Akex Kanjanga  has been arrested by police for allegedly being found in possession of 16 plastic bags of Indian Hemp.

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

Kanjanga, who is based at Engineering Battalion in Kasungu, was arrested  at Thavite Trading Centre in Salima at the weekend where police officers mounted a roadblock along the lakeshore road.

Central Region police spokesman Nolliettie Chihana Chimala confirmed the arrest.

“In the course of searching passengers’ bags, police found 16 plastic bags and one plastic bag of Indian hemp  seeds in the suspect’s travel bag. He was arrested immediately,” Chimala said.

The police spokeswoam said a smaple of the Indian hemp will be sent to Chitedze Research Station for examination and analysis.

Kanjanga, 23, will appear in court soon to answer the charge of being foudnin possession of Indian hemp without a licence, according to police.

The solider comes from Msongola Village, Traditional  Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu District.

Police also arrested Laurent Medson Tambala, 30, for being found with 11 platsic bags of Indian hemp.

Tambala comes from Kapangalika Village,  T/A Khongoniu in Lilongwe District.

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Hahaha.. mumangoti without licence.. kodi ku Malawi kuno licence yo yiliko….tatiuzani tikatenge ife tizibanda mwa mtendere..

Chincho de critical

arrest yemwe akumathimitsa magetsi daily is the one violating our rights uyo musiyen akabande


Tangovomerezani chambacho anthu azidya ndi its the International Herb. Musiyeni mtsilikari yo.


Leave him alone! He wants to take on Tanzania while high, whats your problem police men?


For the soldier aaah! That is their food, let him free! It is like arresting a doctor who is found with a stethoscope


Eti inu zomwezi, pali nkhani apa. Musiyeni akabande munthu.

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