A 18-year-old boy is in Police custody in the commercial capital Blantyre after being found in possession of a firearm without licence.
Police Public Relations Officer for the Southern Region Superintendent Nicholas Gondwa confirmed of the development in an interview with the Press and identified the suspect as Sadik Mdala.
Mdala was arrested at a snap Roadblock police mounted in one of the road networks in Blantyre.
According to Gondwa, was driving a Toyota Corolla and upon seeing the Roadblock he tried to reverse the vehicle and the police officers became suspicious and they started chasing him until he was apprehended.
Police officer who mounted the roadblock conducted a search in his car and they discovered a Pistol.
When questioned how he obtained the Pistol, Mdala could not explain.
Currently Mdala is being held at Chilomoni Police Station and he will appear in Court soon.
Mdala hails from Mpina Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.