Malawi police impound face masks from Chinese at airport

Malawi Police at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA)  in Lilongwe have intercepted and seized 2, 259 masks from a Chinese national who attempted to export them to coronavirus disease hit China.

The impounded face masks

According to KIA police spokesperson Sapulaine Chitonde, Liu Rishan, 38, whose  passport number is E27915003, was intercepted  on Tuesday while on his way back home on Ethiopian Airlines after a visit to his relative in Lilongwe.

Upon his arrival at KIA’s main entrance door to the departure’s lounge,  Chitonde said, officers manning the X-ray machine observed some strange items which were detected by the machine and physical search was instituted which exposed the said medical masks mixed up with some biscuits and chocolates.

“He was asked to produce supporting documents following the stop order by the government, dated 14  February 2020, which temporarily restricted exportation of medical products following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in China.

“Rishan failed to produce the documents leading to the seizure of the masks,” said Chitonde.

Meanwhile, Director of Airport Police Securities  Tiyese Chiumbuzo has since warned those buying the masks or any other Coronavirus related products with an aim of smuggling them out to stop it at once.

He has further reminded all security agents  manning all the Airports in the country as well as the land borders to be vigilant and enhance the searching of passengers.

Rishan, however, told the police that he wanted to export the masks to help his family back in China from contracting the deadly Coronavirus.

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
2 years ago

Those masks are probably already contaminated. Good job but handle with Care. Paja amalawife kuchenjera too much ku police konko Ena aomba kutenga matenda kuyambira kupatsa akazi awo Ana kenako anzawo kukagawanso kwao.

2 years ago

Why didnt you impound Atupele Muluzi donation to china amid of the corona virus!!

2 years ago

ma israel anabwera aja akanawacitaso impound. macende ao onse plus anawaitanao.mxiii

The Sage
The Sage
2 years ago

Bravo airport authorities

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