Police have arrested 90 people during a crackdown on crime in Bvumbwe, Thyolo.
Bvumbwe police substation conducted the sweeping exercise during the night of 26 April to arrest robbers who are terrorising people in its policing zone.
Limbe Police Assistant Public Relations Officer Widson Nhlane confirmed the development to Malawi24.
According to Nhlane, the suspects were arrested on various charges including theft, robbery with violence, being found in possession of offensive weapons and rogue and vagabond.
“Recently police registered cases of people being attacked during evening hours when going back to their residential locations from work and that is why we conducted the sweeping exercise,” he said.
Nhlane assured residents that the police will continue conducting the sweeping exercises to arrest the culprits who are causing trouble in the areas.
Bvumbwe policing areas include Thunga, Bvumbwe court, Chigumula market and Amalika.
The suspects will appear in court soon to answer charges levelled against them.