The Malawi Police Service has intensified efforts to curb cross-border crime between Malawi and Mozambique.
According to Eastern Region police public relations officer, Inspector Thomeck Nyaude, a contingent of officers led by the region’s commissioner, Starch Maundala, travelled to Lichinga in Mozambique recently.
Inspector Nyaude said while there, the commissioner and the officers shared ideas with their Mozambican counterparts on how to beef up security system between the two neighboring countries.
He said cooperation between the police services of the two countries has, in the past, resulted in the arrest of suspects and recovery of stolen property.
“One of the issues was child-trafficking. You may recall that recently, police in Phalombe arrested nine people involved in the act. They wanted to take seven children to Mozambique to work in farms,” he said.
He added that an agreement has been reached where suspects from either side will be arrested and repatriated to their respective countries for prosecution.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :