Malawi woman arrested for possessing Indian hemp

Police at Chingeni road block in Malawi’s Eastern district of Balaka are keeping in custody a 30 year old woman they arrested Monday night for allegedly found with Indian hemp weighing approximately 120 kilograms.

Hemp the woman hid in the baskets

Hemp the woman hid in the baskets

The arrest comes six days after the Police at the same road block arrested a Zomba based man for being found with Indian hemp.

Balaka police spokesperson sub-inspector Joseph Sauka says the suspect Veronica Mwale hid  the Indian hemp in two big baskets.

“The suspect was travelling to Blantyre from Nkhotakota in a 7 tonner lorry registration number BP 1870 of Visionary Ideas which carried planks.

“Upon arrival at Chingeni road block, the officers found the two baskets full of loose Canabis sativa commonly known as Indian hemp weighing approximately 120 kilograms and was covered by dried fish and tied in mosquito net.

“Upon investigations, the officer discovered that the cannabis sativa belonged to the suspect Veronica Mwale,” says Sauka.

Meanwhile, the suspect is in Police custody waiting to appear before court where she will answer a case of being found in possession of Canabis Sativa without licence contrary to regulation 19(1) as read with section 4(a) of Dangerous Drug Act.

Veronica Mwala comes from Timeyo village, Traditional Authority Mkhwala in Nkhotakota district.

Balaka Police Station Community Policing Coordinator Inspector Kennedy Langwani, says the Police in the district is strengthening security in the district ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities so that the season should be crime free and this is just the beginning of tightening security.

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Dudu
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Why waste time and resources on keeping this woman in custody? Is chamba really that bad?

Dobadoba
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Kenako timva kuti amupatsa 10 year with hard labor. Koma wa Cashgate akungoyenda pa town mtima uli mmalo.

Hapuwani
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What kind of security is this one? why not tightening the secury where these plants are grown???????? Mxiiiiiiiiii.

anduna
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Mutayeni palibe mkhani apa osalimbana ndi nacgate bwanji?

GONAMKULAWE
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SANAFUNE KUTENGA ZA NAC MUSIYENI

Nzeru Nkupanga
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Release the poor woman and don’t charge her at all these are effects of rampant corruption at the Governments top level had it been that Big politicians and government officials managed our resources accordingly we would not be talking of people resorting to selling CHAMBA for their Families survival this is also similar to those cases involving Charcoal sellers ANTHUWATU Ndiumphawi ukuwachititsa zonsezi Ndipo vuto silamunthu ayi koma atsogoleri akatangale ngati Arthur Peter Mutharika amene akuchita promote Corruption Mumati atani Kodi nanga Pilizi akabe kenako timuwotche ana ake Akhale pa Umasiye Muziwanzunza STOP HARRASING THE POOR Timangileni achina Mphwiyo, Lutepo,… Read more »
peter mateyala
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Anakapanga bwanji mzimayi dollar yashupa pa malawi aah koma mutayeni ka mzimayi kathamange pa town, koma masambawo osagulitsatu inuyo mwatenganu.

Penu says
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Ameneyu sanabe ndalama za boma ayi.Chambatu ndi mpamba kusiyana ndi kuba ndalama za misonkho ya anthu osaukafe.Mutayeni ameneyo Inu apolisi mangani anthu a cashgatewo

Bwetu wa kuMatanda
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Mayi odzilimbikira uyu……..bola pamenepa kusiyana ndi kuchita uhule. Usadandaule mkazi akupatsa fine yochepa ndipo ukangotuluka ukanyamule katundu wochuluka kuti uzabweze makobili ako. Anthu odana ndi chilungamo awa,……, akufuna uzichita kudyetsa katundu kuti upate? Shupit!

Mwananyasa
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Abale, stop victimising people ndi Nkhani ya chamba. ikani lamulo lokomera onse including government on this issue. It is not right for the government to be harvesting Chamba on the roads through A polisi. Tandiuzani, ndi liti lomwe Boma linaotcha or publicly destroy all the tonnes and tonnes of chamba chomwe mwakhala mukumatiuza kuti mwalanda anthu? liti? so where is it all? where is the warehouse? it must be a BIG one! and who is paying rent for it? ndiye chambacho! asiyeni anthuwa or regularise the trade and consumption means.

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