Two men have been arrested in Phalombe district for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp and medical drugs without license respectively.
Police arrested Wilson Kalinde, 53, and a 34 year-old Romson Gologolo on Tuesday while acting on a tip off from members of the public.
Phalombe Police Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi said Kalinde was arrested after the law-enforcers raided his house at Nakande village where they found a group of people smoking Indian hemp (Chamba).
”Upon seeing the Officers, they all ran away. Police managed to arrest Kalinde. Upon conducting search in his house, the officers found 216 twists, and over 25 kilograms of loose Indian hemp,”
Kalinde who hails from Nakande village, T/A Nazombe in Phalombe will be charged with Possession of Indian Hemp contrary to Regulation 4 (a) of Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Act as read with Section 19 of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
Police arrested Gologolo of Misomali village, T/A Nazombe in Phalombe who was found selling assorted medical drugs without license.
Other medical drugs were found in his house when police conducted a search. The medical drugs include LA, Panado, Indocid, ORS, Co-trimoxazole and Depo-Provera.
”The drugs are in large amount and we are waiting for officials from Phalombe District Health Office to analyse and assess for criminal proceedings before the court of law,” added Nkhwazi.
Gologolo is expected to be charged with conducting a retail pharmacy without license contrary to Section 17 of Pharmacy, Medicines sand Poisons Act.