Mangochi police at Namwera have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly being found in possession of assorted medical drugs worth K8 million without authentic documents.
Public Relations Officer for Mangochi Police Station Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi has confirmed the arrest and identified the suspect as Adam Suman.
According to Daudi police arrested Suman on August 31st, 2023 at Chiponde Trading Center after a tip-off from members of the community.
“The suspect lodges at one of the resthouses in order to supply medical drugs to shop, and clinic owners and around 13:00 hours, a team of detectives busted the said resthouse where they found the suspect with six sack bags, containing boxes of assorted medical drugs,” Daudi said.
The suspect was immediately arrested after failing to produce authentic documents for the drugs as investigations are still underway to trace the source of the drugs.
“He has been charged with Found in Possession of Medical Drugs without licence which is contrary to section 95(1) of Pharmacy and Medicine Regulatory Authority,” she indicated.
Suman will appear before court after the competition of paperwork and police in Mangochi have thanked members of the community for their support in the fight against crime.
The drugs include 3,100 capsules of doxycycline, 15,000 capsules of indomethazine, 2,800 sildenafil-citrate, 4000 capsules of Amoxyline, 7,200 capsules of indomethazine, 60,700 capsules of magnesium, 3,000 capsules of diclofenac, 10,000 injection of gentamicin, 19,000 tablets of Panadol, 100,000 Benzylpenicillin, 11,100 capsules of cotrim 480mg, 250 bottles of diclofenac injection, 510 bottles of ear drops, 1000 bottles of eye drops, among others.
Adam Suman hails from Katuli Village, Traditional Authority Katuli in Mangochi district.
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