The Malawi police in Mzuzu city have arrested 37 year-old Noah Kaira on charges of possessing various hospital drugs without relevant documents.
Police publicist for the city, Martine Bwanali, confirmed the development on Friday in an interview with Malawi24.
He said they managed to arrest the suspect after some people tipped them.
“After they told us, our criminal investigation department went to his house where they found him hiding some hospital drugs under his bed and roof.
They arrested him and currently he is in cooler waiting to be prosecuted,” said Bwanali.
He added by clarifying that Kaira is not a medical personnel but a businessman who was trading in such hospital drugs without authorized documents.
Other findings gathered by this publication indicate that the suspect was ordering the drugs from Tanzania where some of his relatives are based.
His relative told Malawi24 that Kaira was not getting the drugs from Malawi hospitals. It is also said that the man was popular in most parts of the city for his drug deals.
Some of his customers in Chibavi, Mchengautuwa and Zolozolo told our reporter that Kaira was supplying them almost every drug.
“Even some pharmacies in town were depending on him. He was the man we depended on in as far as drugs supply was concerned,” said a one customer, Tinkhani Chirwa.
Kaira is expected to appear in court soon to answer charges of being found in possession of drugs without relevant documents.
He hails from Traditional Authority Kilipula in Karonga district.