Malawi Police in Thyolo have arrested a suspect in the theft of K25.5 million worth of macadamia nuts and have since recovered 24 bags of Macadamia nuts.
The police have since arrested the suspect Jeffrey Tebulo in connection with the theft.
Thyolo police spokesperson Tione Amos said each bag weighed 50 kilograms translating to about K 25. 5 million according to Nchima Estate owners where the Macadamia nuts are suspected to have been stolen.
“On the incident day, police were tipped that Jeffrey Tebulo, 40, was keeping Macadamia nuts in his house which went missing at Nchima Estate.
“Swiftly, police established an investigation which confirmed the same and led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Amos.
He said 24 bags of Macadamia nuts were recovered right in the suspects house to which Nchima Estate guards confirmed to be of Nchima Estate.
The suspect Tebulo is expected to appear before court soon, according to Amos, saying he has since been charged with Theft contrary to section 278 of the penal code.
“Meanwhile, police in the district has commended the community for their timely information which led to these arrest of the suspect and the recovery of Macadamia nuts,” he said.
Amos said police further pleads with the community to continue giving such tips in order to end the malpractice in the district.
Jeffrey Tebulo 40 comes from Likwakwanda village, T/A Nchilamwela in Thyolo District.