Tanzania national arrested in Karonga for stealing Malawi govt drugs, medical equipment

Malawi police in Karonga are keeping in custody a  Tanzanian Isaac Mwakalinga,36,who was arrested on Monday after being found  in possession of various drugs and medical supplies from public hospitals.

Mwakalinga was arrested at North Rukuru Police Roadblock, with the items allegedly tucked in the bonnet and boot of a car  Toyota Sienna registration number MZ2465.

The law enforcers recovered a consignment valued at over K1 million.

According to Karonga Police spokesperson Enock Livasoni, the suspect claims that the drugs were sourced from Blantyre.

The driver of the car, Hastings Sango, 30 from Kafikisila village in Paramount chief Kyungu was also arrested.

Malawi Government keeps losing millions through theft of drugs despite President Peter Mutharika’s warnings against the vice

Last year, the President urged health workers against stealing drugs, a tendency which costs government almost K7 billion a year.


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Thank you Rukulu Police Road Block and the Officers. Please Keep it up. Let us protect our country from these devils. Please let the driver be charged equally with the Tanzanian because he aided this Tanzanian. Most of the drivers are doing the same even aiding refugees. Please Malawi courts pass serious sentences so that other people can learn a lesson. Magistrates and Judges please do not pass lenient sentences otherwise Malawi will always be a home of thieves. Please emulate Judge Madise who set a good example to people who had intention to kill the Albinos. By the way… Read more »

It is true he was caught in Rumphi he had so many bags of copper wire stolen from escom .


two much freedom
for foreigners in malawi
they use our resources at
our expense including passports and ids and they call us STUPIT !!


Zander mutiuze

How could a Tanzanian come to medical store to steal medicines and equipment withiout a Malawian be involved. Its out of question. Malawian are not going to develope their country. People are dying in hospitals and medicines are taken to TZ. It is unbeliveable


Central medical stores ali bankrupt, Dr moses wa mperaka ma contarcts pa ma billions za spiriti ku Malawi pharmacies, chifukwa ali silent partner kumaneko.

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