Police in Nkhata Bay have arrested a Tanzanian national, Casim Mwakawanga, for allegedly being found in possession of two bags of Indian hemp weighing 50 kilograms.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday at Matete roadblock in the district.
The arrest followed the tip from wells wishers.
Confirming the development, Nkhata Bay district police spokesperson Kondwani James said the suspect boarded Matours bus at Dwangwa in Nkhotakota.
“As the bus reached Matete roadblock, officers who were on duty searched it and found the bags in question. The suspect is now at Chintheche police custody in Nkhata Bay,” said James.
James said the suspect will also answer the charges of illegally entering the country.
“Upon further interrogation it was discovered that the culprit is a Tanzanian but failed to produce valid travel documents which is against the laws of Malawi,” he added.
Mwakawanga who hails from Kasumulu Village; Kyera area in Tanzania will appear in court soon to answer the charges of being found in possession of cannabis Sativa and illegal entry.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :