Police in Mzimba have arrested 56 year old Zambian woman Hildah Phiri for being found in possession of 6 bags of Indian Hemp each weighing 90kgs.
Phiri, comes from Chiundira village in the area of T/A Magodi, Lundazi district.
Mzimba police spokesperson Gift Nyirongo confirmed the arrest in an interview on Monday.
Nyirongo said the police worked on from members of the public that the woman had hired a vehicle in order to ferry the illicit drug to Lundazi, Zambia.
He said police officers from Emfeni police unit followed up the matter to Mgozga where the illegal drug was being packed.
”The police therefore established a snap road block at Chibandauka trading centre, which is a kilometre from Mgozga,” said Nyirongo.
He said at around 11pm, a motor vehicle-Toyota pick up registration number KU 1929- carrying the 6 bags was impounded at the road block.
The PRO said the woman has since been charged with the offence of being found in possession of Indian Hemp and will apear in court soon.
Most of the illicit drug cases in Mzimba are being registered in Mgozga area, where Chamba is extensively cultivated.
Mgozga lies in a fertile belt on the side of the south eastern part of Mzimba in the area of traditonal authority Mabulabo, the belt stretches into Nkhota-kota, Kasungu and Nkhata-bay.