Two women in custody over marijuana

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Two women are in police custody in Kasungu district for being found with 15 bags of Indian hemp.

Public relations officer for Kasungu police Edna Mzingwitsa identified the women as Monica Longwe (34) and Gertrude Mwale (31).

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Previously burnt chamba (Library)

Mzingwitsa said the two were arrested on Friday when they were coming from Nkhatabay heading to Balaka in a lorry.

When the women reached Chisazima roadblock, officers noticed that among the bags of maize, rice and cassava, the lorry was also carrying Indian hemp.

“The suspects had 15 bags which had Indian hemp mixed with a processed rice and dried pieces of cassava” she said.

Meanwhile the two have been charged with the offence of being found in possession of Indian hemp.

“The bags will be taken to Chitedze research station before the suspects are taken to court,” Mzingwitsa said.

Gertrude Mwale comes from Chinseu village Traditional Authority Mnyanja in Kasungu district while Monica Longwe comes from Kasenza village Traditional Authority Kansulo in Mzimba district.

In related development, police in Kasungu have burnt 3 tonnes of Indian hemp which were confiscated from various convicts.

It has been confirmed that some of the convicts paid fines while those who failed to pay are serving custodial sentences at Matchaya Prison.

During the destruction, members from judiciary, health, district commissioner and other stakeholders were present.

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63 Comments

  1. I can’t understand that Malawi is such still fuckin damn, marijuana is the only staff which can bring us a lot of money but u arresting people found wth marijuana, Malawi will be poor forever

  2. Kenaka timva zoti mwachitumiza ku Chitedze Research Statio n,mutachigawana. Mukudziwa kuti pakanatuluka ma bola kapena majumbo angati?,mwina mbale zingati pamenepo?kkkk! mwawadula kaya.

  3. Something is not right with our constitution…!
    Early this month in Zomba the court ruled in favour of prostitutes that no more vagabond which is a more serious crime than these women in possession of Indian hemp..!
    Be considerate please…!
    Enawo anazolowera business nanga apanga bwanji pogwira pawasisowa after all their merchandise have been reduced to ashes…!
    They have no any option..!

  4. Chamba, mowa kaya fodya aliyense zikufanana, sakkakamiza munthu kuti suta kapena imwa ,zinthu zosezi ndizowononga moyo, azimayiwo asiyene, mmenemo akuphuzitsila anawo, atuluseni?

  5. Kodi osayamba mwamanga alimi a chambawo bwanji??? Izi ndizomwe mumamanga ogulitsa makala mmalo mokamakanga yemwe akudula mitengo ndikuotcha makalawo. I feel like this is foolish

  6. The law was passed in parliament with authorization of possessing & cultivation of industrial hemp therefore they deserve to posse’s it without Impinging them no case here

  7. Point of correction: it is not an offense being found in possession of hemp. It is rather an offense being found in possession of hemp without licence. Let’s not distort facts when presenting these issues.

  8. A!A!A!A! Atuluke nsanga amenewo akapitilize bussiness yawo,dziko likufuna azimayi otakataka choncho,akweze chumachadzikoli, simayesa barley akukanika pansika

  9. Kma Aziba Kapena Kumachta Uhule??? Mesa Amachta Kuoda Mkumakagutsa!!! Aaaa Apolice Limbanan Ndizina Osat Amai Abussness’wa!!!

  10. Bill yachamba ija ikuti bwanji ikanayamba nsanga nsanga adyabuwa aleke powamangira anthu.Tizizangodutsa maroad block ndi chamba bola mapepala basi