Malawi Police arrest woman arrested over 14 bags of Chamba

Malawi Police in the Township of Chilimba in Blantyre have arrested a 23-year-old woman Elizabeth Mitundu after being found in possession of 14 bags of Cannabis Sativa (marijuana) locally known as Chamba.

Confiscated Bags of Indian Hemp
Confiscated Bags of Indian Hemp

Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala told Nyasa Times that Mitundu was arrested on Saturday (30th July, 2016) following a tip off.

“Our officers got a tip that a watchman who was guarding a certain uncompleted house was hiding bags of Cannabis Sativa. A follow up was made, the suspect was arrested and the Cannabis Sativa was seized in the process,” explained Divala.

Mitundu hails from Kika village in the area of Traditional Authority Mulumbe in Mzimba district.

She will arraign on the charge of being found in possession of Cannabis Sativa without license contrary to Section 4 of the Dangerous Drug Regulation and Section 19 (1) of the Dangerous Drug Act.

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