Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested a 51-year-old Chinese national for being found with an ammunition.
Lilongwe Police spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula identified the suspect as Ma Minqin, proprietor of China South Investments Shop situated in Area 36 in the city.
Dandaula said the suspect had reported a fire incident at his house in Area 36 at around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
When police in the company of fire fighters from Lilongwe City Council went to his house they uncovered some rounds of live ammunition in his car.
“We plus the fire fighters rushed to the place to put out the fire and carry out some investigations on how the fire started and as we were taking out some baggage the suspect accidentally dropped one live ammunition.
“We tried to question the suspect of the whereabouts of the gun but he denied not having it and later on changed his statement saying the gun was in Zambia,” he said.
He said a further search uncovered 43 rounds of live ammunition in the suspect’s car plus cash worth a whopping K25 million stashed in a sack bag.
The suspect is in police custody and is expected to answer charges of possessing illegal fire arm contrary to section 16 (2) of the Firearms Act.