Women stash forex in underwear busted by Malawi Police at Kamuzu International Airport

Malawi Police on Monday arrested a business woman at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in the capital Lilongwe for attempting to externalise $40 500 (about K31 million) which she had concealed in her knickers.

Forex in underwear

Jessie Kumwembe Ndisale: Was arrested at the airport

According to police spokesperson at KIA, Sapulani Chitonde Lee, the 35-year-woman is  Dalitso Chimbuli who hails from Kafanikhale Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Msakambewa in Dowa District.

She is a holder of Malawi passport number MA597081 and was arrested in the departure lounge before boarding a Dar es Salam –bound Ethiopian Airways flight.

“Officers observed she had an object in her underwear which could not have been a sanitary pad. She was physically searched in the cubicle and police officers found forex concealed in her underwear wrapped in a toilet tissues paper,” said Chidonde Lee.

The woman was arrested after she failed to produce supporting documents for the cash but has been granted police bail.

She is expected to appear in court to answer charges if illegal possession of foreign currency and attempting to externalise forex.

The incident happened barely a week after KIA police also arrested 33-year-old Jessie Kumwembe Ndisale, an employee of Ulendo Travel Group Company in Lilongwe, for attempting to take out of the country forex without authorisation from the Reserve Bank of Malawi.

Kumwembe Ndisale hails from Tabu Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Malemia in Zomba district.

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18 thoughts on “Women stash forex in underwear busted by Malawi Police at Kamuzu International Airport”


    that’s unfair to take Malawians money without concert. Arrest her with hard labour.

  2. nyatomwi selrach says:

    mulephera kummanga George Chaponda yemwe waba chimanga cha ndalama zambiri mukulimbana ndi mkaziyu eeeeepaja amati mwamuna
    mzako mpachulu kulinga utakwerapo. Ndye yemwe sanachimwepo ayambe kumugenda mwala mzimayiyu.Zachamba eti !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wapolice iwenso umamufuna mkaziyu ndi kale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. chipepeso kukoma says:

    ntchafulazo ndi zaka zake sizikugwirizana .Ndye mwati mkaziyu ngwakuti? nanga ndipange bwanji kuti ndikamuomboleko. Akananakhalatu
    sibwezi mutammanga koma mwaona kuti mkaziyu ndi deal ndye mufuna kuti apolice muzimudya kkkkkkkkkkkk

  4. Samson Jiya says:

    Osamubelatu dollazo enanu Maso ali pomwepo kkkk

  5. James says:

    That is her hard earned money, it’s not stolen. Pse give it back to her.

  6. Siunga says:

    Please just give the money to the cabin crew azikaika mundege akukupatsani mmomwemo this is studpi coz its not a crime which I want me reading about, next time please just speak to air hostess or captain then u r sorted.paline amino waphedwa apa

  7. Austine Chipeta says:

    Malawian authorities and policy makers are a disappointment to the business pipo how can they put such punitive regulations and in turn humiliate innocent hard working pipo while corruption is left,aside pipo who steal and evade customs in the name of Jesus Christ in the name of the church are left rampant!!!!!
    Malawi will never wake up from its slumber until Jesus comes !

  8. Geoffrey Kulupajili says:

    No comment

  9. D Kazembe says:

    Asaa Atomuonera Maliseche Ake.

  10. Twisted says:

    Talk to us…we push serious cash on black Market. No amount is too small or too much…

  11. Vruuum says:

    Aaaa guys I have zoomed that naked picture……..ndaiwona magaye

  12. ellias says:

    Kodi how much is allowed to take abroad?

  13. Kanjedza says:

    Had an asian been caught, there would hv 101 comments

  14. nadzimbiri says:

    Koma sis you could have gone to the bank to obtain reciepts for the cash. With the morden technology you cant hide cash please.

  15. Malawian says:

    I cannot blame this woman. It is the stupid and reckless foreign exchange regulations which are making people take extreme measures just to make a living despite legally making the money. The regulations are very restrictive to business. They hinder economic growth. Having invested tens of thousands of dollars in Malawi using money sourced externally, it is very very hard to get the money out of the country even for business purposes. Imagine one cannot even purchase business equipment if the invoice has details of personal account rather than business. The myopic RBM regulations prohibits this. What they RBM / government must know is that some of the business equipment is owned and registered in peoples names rather than buisiness. Having had difficulties purchasing equipment myself the other time as the bank in Malawi rejected to transfer funds for equipment which I was intending to buy legally but the invoice had personal account details, it is very clear to see this that the regulations are hurting businesses and government in form of taxes. The government /RBM must find better ways of controlling forex rather than these draconian and counter productive regulations. It is easy to transfer funds from USA, RSA or UK to Malawi. But the reverse is difficult. How do you encourage people in diaspora to invest back home when they cannot get thier money back? I am no economist but it is apparent here to see the negative impact of the stupid forex control regulations. Think again. Find better ways!

    1. Danny says:

      Well expressed, my brother. I totally support your idea. So we should ONLY be a Forex receiving nation and fail to send them out? I thought we use Forex outside Malawi? Ndiye munthu akatenga ndalama zake kuti akagwiritse ntchito kunja, walakwanso? komwe kukubedwa ndalama simukukudziwa kodi?

  16. Chimanga says:

    Asiyeni akutengela chaponda munamtaya uja…… no double standards please

  17. Pa Easy says:

    Shaaaa ntchafu zili bhooo ine za ndalamazo ndiribe nazo polobulemu

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