Malawi Police in Thyolo have arrested village headman Gumbi for allegedly cultivating marijuana locally known as chamba in the district.
According to a police statement, the suspect was arrested following a tip-off.
He was cultivating the Chamba at his backyard and Police uprooted 278 plants.
“We have uprooted the Indian hemp which his was cultivating behind his house,” a statement from Thyolo police public relations office said.
Police has been taken to the herb for tests and are reminding the general public that that cultivating Indian hemp is a crime.