9 November 2016 Last updated at: 1:23 PM

40 hardcore criminals cornered in Limbe

Police have arrested 40 suspected criminals during a sweeping exercise in Limbe.

Deputy Public Relations Officer Widson Nhlane has confirmed to Malawi 24 of the arrests.

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Nhlane said this was after a sweeping exercise which was conducted last night the 8th of November 2016.

“It is true that we conducted a sweeping exercise last night and we managed to arrest 40 suspects ” he explained .

He however said the suspects have been charged with different counts.

Among the crimes that the suspects have been charged with are robbery with trick , theft , receiving stolen property and robbery with violence .

Meanwhile police have assured that they have tightening security as we are approaching Christmas and new year celebrations .

The suspects will appear before court to answer charges revelled against them .

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