Malawian woman caught with cocaine at KIA


A 28-year-old Malawian woman was arrested on Tuesday at Kamuzu International Airport where she went to collect a bag containing cocaine.

Police have identified the woman as Josephine Jumbe, a business lady based at Area 25 in Lilongwe.

The bag containing cocaine belong to a Bolivian woman identified as Julia Cale Kentaholder.

According to a police report, on 1st December Kentaholder of passport no 8837259 from Bolivia (South America) arrived in Malawi through Kamuzu International Airport but her luggage was left behind.

“Then on Tuesday the luggage arrived and Jumbe went to KIA to collect on her behalf. That’s when she was caught at security check points with bag containing illicit drugs suspected to be cocaine,” says the report.

It adds that the Bolivian woman is believed to be in Mozambique.

Meanwhile, the drugs have been taken to central laboratory for analysis and examination Investigations are also underway to arrest the Bolivian woman.