A 41-year-old woman and a 19 year-old man are in Nkhunga police custody in Nkhotakota district for possessing cannabis sativa also known as Chamba.
Nkhunga police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of Rose Mhone and Harvey Nkhoma who hail from Kankhomba village in the area of Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota.
Makalani told Malawi24 that officers got information from reliable sources that the two were selling the illegal drug at Kankhomba village, which is located near Dwangwa Trading Centre.
“After following up on the tip, they found the man selling the hemp to a group of youths at a Kachasu drinking joint which belongs to the woman (Rose Mhone). The woman disclosed to the police that she employed the young man to sell the beer and the hemp,” Makalani said.
The officers managed to seize hemp weighing about 8000 grams from the suspects.
The two have been charged with the offence of being found in possession of cannabis sativa without license contrary to regulation 4A of the Dangerous Drugs Regulation as read with section 19(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.