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Lilongwe woman in custody over Indian hemp

Law and Order in MalawiLilongwe, December 27: Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 31-year-old woman for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp.

The suspect, Martha Kawale, was arrested at Kaphili residential area in the capital city, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.


Speaking in an interview with Mana on Saturday, Lilongwe Police Public Relation Officer, Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the arrest.

Dandaula said Kawale hails from Tchoyo Village, Traditional Authority Kalumba in Lilongwe District.

“Police got a tip off from people surrounding the area that the suspect was keeping Indian hemp in her house intended for business,” said Dandaula.

He said: “A search was conducted in the house of the suspect and in the process, four bags were found in one of the rooms.”

He said the four bags of Indian hemp would be sent to Chitedze Research Station for examination and that the suspect would appear in court to answer the charge of being found in possession of Indian hemp.

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