Malawi Police have arrested 12 Universal Industries Limited workers for stealing the company’s products contrary to Section 278 of the Penal.
The company, situated along the Chipembere Highway at Ginnery Corner in Malawi’s commercial capital, Blantyre, largely manufacturer and distributes biscuits, confectionery, savoury snacks, baking ingredients, milk powders and beverages
They were arrested on Tuesday and will be taken to court on Wednesday, October 22, according to Andrew Mayawo, Assistant spokesperson for Blantyre Police, where they being kept.
“They were arrested just outside the company’s premises around 19 hours and they were found with bags loaded with assorted biscuits.
“We acted on tip-off we had received from the general public and we acted swiftly,” said Mayawo.
According to him, some employs bypass the security system with the factory building and hide the bags in one of the drainage system.
“Others managed to escape and we only managed to apprehend the 12 employees who are in police custody,” said Mayawo, without figuring their identities.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :