Police in Salima have arrested two men for being found with 92 bags of marijuana in their vehicle.

They have been identified as Franscis Khoviwa, 25, and Lenard Phiri, 26.

Brief facts related to the incident are that on May 2 2021, police officers who were manning Kaphatenga road block along Nkhotakota – Salima road were approached with a 15 tonner Scania motor vehicle with registration number MN5777.

The two produced Shoprite delivery note papers which raised eyebrows to one of the officers who demanded to have their vehicle searched.

Officers discovered some seeds of Indian hemp in the van and detained the two and their vehicle.

They were later taken to the main station for thorough searching.
At the station, it was found that they had carried 92 bags packed in 50kg and 90kg sacks and seizure of the chamba plus arrest were made.

The two will be taken to court soon to answer the charge of being found in possession of Indian hemp without licence contravening regulation 4 (a) as read with section 19(1) of the Dangerous Drug Act.

Francis hails from the area of Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi district while his accomplice is from Tsangano village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpando in Ntcheu district.

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