Senior Superintendent Aggrey Nkhonje of Balaka police station has confirmed the arrest of 8 women who are now waiting to appear in court to answer the charges of gambling.
The suspects have been identified as Esnart Mpumila, Chimwemwe¬† Chilima, Miriam Banda, Alice Chikhwaya, Ireen Missi, Cathy Ngolombe, Halima Labison, and Promise Mussa.
The women all aged between 18 and 33 years were found gambling at a secret place in the Township.
According to Nkhonje, the women were arrested following a tip off from the community – a development he described as part of working together between police and members of the community.
‚ÄúThis is not the first time we have arrested women for [illegal] gambling. We have been arresting people for committing crimes of this nature. As police, we are hell-bent to root out this vice,‚ÄĚ said Nkhonje.
They all come from Kaumphawi Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Msamala in Balaka.
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