Malawi police in Phalombe district have rescued 14 children who were being trafficked to Mozambique.
The law-enforcers have since arrested Justine Chikuni, 25, 35-year-old Charles Mathewe and six others who were trafficking the children to Mozambique on bicycles.
National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times they managed to rescue the children and arrested the culprits following a tip-off.
“Our officers were tipped by members of the general public that they have detained eight suspects and 14 victims who were in transit to Mozambique for labour exploitation,” said Manjolo.
She added: “Our officers followed the provided information at Nambazo trading centre where the suspects were arrested. The suspects will appear in court very soon”.
Chikuni hails from Maluwa village, T/A Nkhumba in Phalombe while Mathewe comes from Nambela village, T/A Chiwalo in the same district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :