Malawi police Mzimba district have nabbed two women on charges of being found in possession of about 45 kilograms of Chamba.
According to Police publicist for the district, Constable Kanjauso, the two are 34 year-old Esther Kumwenda and Rose Misi, 19. Kanjauso said the pair was traveling by bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe where they are suspected to have markets for the illegal product.
“They carried about 45 kilograms of Chamba in a bag. When our officers at Jenda road block searched the bus they were in, they found them hiding the bag.”
They are currently in the cooler waiting to appear before court to answer charges of being found in possession of Chamba.
Police say they both hail from Traditional Authority Khosolo in Mzimba district.
In a related development, police at Champhira in the same district are keeping in custody Madalitso Mbewe for being found in possession of cannabis sativa weighing about 48 kilograms.
Police say the suspect was as well heading to Lilongwe before they nabbed him in possession of the product at Jenda road block.
He also hails from Khosolo area in the same district.
Meanwhile, the law enforcers have warned that they will prosecute everyone involved in the illegal trade.