Police in Mwanza have yet netted another man for allegedly packaging and selling the recently banned liquor sachets which is contrary to section 90 of the Liquor Act.
Confirming of the development with FaceofMalawi Mwanza Police Spokesperson, Victoria Chirwa said the suspect was identified as Joe Chakwanira, 34 years of age and was arrested Tuesday between Chifunga and Makali Road where the police had mounted a roadblock.
“We impounded 400 bales each containing 90 sachets. We also impounded a Mitsubishi Canter van registration number BQ 5128 which was carrying the liquor sachets. However, the suspect appered before Mwanza Magistrate Court on 10th March this year where he denied the charge,” said Chirwa.
She added that the case was then adjourned to the 16th of March for ruling.
Chakwanira hails from Mtambalika Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre. His case comes weeks after government banned the production and selling of liquor sachets.