Nkhotakota police spokesperson Paul Malimwe has confirmed the arrest of a 30-year-old Briden Banda for being in possession of cannabis sativa.

The suspect hails from Kaiya village Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu district.

According to Malimwe, the suspect was arrested at Kaombe police checking point after the officers had stopped as Scania Bus that he was on.

“Police came across two black laptop bags, on black expand bag and one China sack bag full of the drug concealed with clothes,” Malimwe disclosed.

After police tried to trace the owner of the illicit drug, Banda revealed himself as the man behind it.

Banda will appear before Nkhotakota first magistrate court to answer the charges of being in possession of Indian hemp with no license contrary to section 4(a) and 19 of Dangerous Drug Act.

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