Two arrested for being found in possession of Indian Hemp

Malawi Police in Balaka are keeping in custody two men for allegedly being found in possession of eight bags of Indian Hemp.

Here are our bags of Chamba
Here are our bags of Chamba

Balaka Police Publicist Inspector Edith Kachotsa identified the two as Rafick Gama aged 34 and hails from Kaphikamtama Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chigalu in Blantyre and his assistance Emmanuel Malefula 23 from Pindani Village T/A Chimaliro in Thyolo district.

Kachotsa said the two are employees of Progressive Transport.

“Rafick was driving M/V Van with Registration Number BL 78 belonging to Progressive transport and he was driving from Lilongwe to Blantyre. Upon arrival at chingeni roadblock Police officers on duty stopped the vehicle at around 0300hrs, after a thorough check they found eight bags of cannabis sativa hidden under bags of cement and cartons of frozy drinks,” said Inspector Kachotsa.

She said both suspects will appear in court soon to answer a case of being found in Possession of Cannabis Sativa which is contrary to Regulation 4(a) section 19 of Dangerous Drug Act.

Meanwhile, Kachotsa has pleaded with the general public to tip the police if they are aware of anyone possessing dangerous drugs.

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