Police in Kasungu on Friday set ablaze 40 bags of Indian hemp which were in police and court exhibit stores.
The exercise was carried out at Chiwengo dumping site under the supervision of police officers, representatives from the judiciary, district commissioner and district health office.
According to Kasungu Police deputy spokesperson, Harry Namwaza, the Indian hemp belonged to various convicts but some belonged to suspects who abandoned it upon seeing police officers in their vicinity.
Indian hemp is an illegal product in Malawi but there has been debate recently to legalise it industrial hemp.
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