Police arrest 2 Sri Lankans  over precious minerals

Malawi Police Services  in Lilongwe have arrested two Sri Lankas after they were found with precious minerals including copper without valid documentation.

Central region police spokesperson Norah Chimwala said Lilongwe Water Board officers had gone to the house of the Sri Lankas after allegations that the two were involved in illegal water connection in Area 49.

“When the officers were searching the house for possible illegal connection of water, they found the precious stones and the two were reported to police who arrested the foreigners,” said Chimwala.

She said the two will appear in court soon to answer charges of being found with specimen of protected species.

It was not immediately known where the two got the precious stones from but the arrest comes barely weeks after the police arrested some Chinese nationals for being found in possession of precious stones.

There is illegal mining going on in Mangochi and Lilongwe and the ministry of Energy and Mines has engaged Malawi Defense Force soldiers to control the situation.

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3 years ago

most of the chinese and lebanese smuggle in precious. also a few asians

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
3 years ago

Foreigners come into the country and happen to know where to get these precious stones yet, the government keeps silent on the mineral survey results of the search that was conducted during Bingu’s time. Why the secrecy on this matter ? The results of the survey are supposed to be publicized for Malawians to know what their country has in form of minerals. Over the years, tones of so called samples have been collected by various prospecting companies without any thing so show for as out come. Ministry of energy and mines, where are you?

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
3 years ago

Alipo akuluakulu ena amaba miyalayi and want to benefit alone on these miyala. Can you tell me where are those people who were arrested by MDF?

3 years ago

Why are we not starting mining those precious stone? Don’t we have capacity?please let us use GOD’s blessings without delay.What are we waiting for?These people are taking advantage because of our delay in doing things.

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