Police in Malawi’s eastern district of Balaka is keeping in custody two people for allegedly operating clinics without licence.
Station Criminal Investigations Officer for Balaka Police, Assistant Superintendent Maxwell Divala, says the police received a tip that the two, Mustafa Limbe (43) and Jones Malata (57) were doing the business illegally in the area of Group Village Headman Kwitanda.
“Upon searching their respective houses which were used as clinics, police found a lot of drugs and syringes; most of which were government labeled,” he says.
The drugs that were recovered include, Cotrimoxazole, Paracetamol, Flagyl, albendazole, ciprofloxacin, co-trimoxazole, gentamycin, quinine, tetracycline and many more including both used and unused syringes.
Both suspects are still in police custody and are expected to appear before court soon where they will answer cases of operating clinics without licence and found in possession of medical drugs without licence which is against the pharmacy, medicines and Poisons Act number 15 of 1988.
Mustafa Limbe comes from Kwitanda village while Jones Malata comes from Chinseu village all from Traditional Authority Msamala in the same district of Balaka
Meanwhile, the officer In-charge Balaka Police Station Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Benfrey Kamanga has commended people of Balaka for the tips and has promised to deal with every tip with speed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :