Police in Karonga are keeping three men in custody for allegedly stealing Escom cables.
The three are, Watson Mubisa, aged 24, Simon Mubisa, aged 17, both from Kasinde Jona village, T/A Mwaulambia in Chitipa district and Yassin Mwakainga, aged 20, of Kabanga village in Kyela, Tanzania.
Police officers received a tip-off from members of the general public that the three were stealing Escom cables and selling them in Tanzania.
Following the tip-off, the officers conducted a raid and found them with Escom cables.
The suspects have been charged with theft and they will appear before court soon.
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