Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested two men for being found in possession of a rifle and live bullets without license.
According to Police, the two, identified as Robert Malisewo aged 48 and Alfan Bisayi aged 29, were arrested by a special team of police investigators who were pursuing different cases in the city. The suspects were found with MK4 rifle and eight live bullets.
“The team from Kawale Police Sub-station who were investigating another case of possessing foreign currency without proper documents paid a surprise visit to the house of one of the suspects Robert Patrick Malisewo,” a police officer said.
A standard search by the law enforcers led to the discovery of eight live ammunition and the said rifle which was in an altered state.
Police believes that because of criminal intentions the suspects altered the militant rifle by using an MK4 rifle engine and modified it into a man made greener.
“As a security organization it is believed that the arrest of these suspects will reduce the record of violent criminal cases as traces of the said recovered rifle have left marks in various scenes of crime,” said the police officer.
Malisewo hails from Ngwere village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kasumbu in Dedza while Bisayi hails from Masasa village T/A Gomani in Ntcheu.
They are expected to appear before court to answer charges of being found in possession of a firearm without license.