Police nab woman over illegal fuel vending


Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have arrested a 35 year-old woman for being found with fuel without license.

The woman, Mercy Simon, is reported to have been found with 200 litres of diesel at her residence in Chileka Township.

Confirming to Malawi24, Chileka police spokesperson Grace Mwale said the woman failed to give an explanation on how she got 200 litres of diesel.

cuffsMwale added that Simon is yet to appear in court to answer charges of being found in possession of fuel without license.

In a related development, the police have also arrested six men suspected to have stolen items in the township.

During the raid that led to the arrests, the law enforcers also recovered 3 mountain bikes, 10 rolls of wire, five bags of maize and 30 packets of hybrid seeds during the exercise.