Malawi Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have arrested a 25 year-old man for being found in possession of Indian hemp.
The suspect, Evance Kaunda was arrested after police officers from Criminal Investigation Department of Blantyre police station conducted a routine operation in the city.
Confirming to Malawi24, Blantyre Police assistant spokesperson Andrew Mayawo said the suspect was found with a school bag that contained 41 cobs of Chamba.
“The bag was seized and he was arrested on the spot as he was moving around the city to sell the Chamba to his customers,” said Mayawo.
Meanwhile, the police have sent the Indian hemp to Bvumbwe Research Station for tests and if it is genuine Indian hemp, the suspect will answer charges of being found in possession of Indian hemp.
Kaunda hails from Engalaweni village, in the area of Paramount Chief M’mbelwa in Mzimba district.