Police in Karonga on Wednesday impounded 12 bales of Malawi government mosquito nets and arrested two women in the process.
Confirming the development, the Deputy Officer in Charge for Kaporo Police Station Dickson Chirwa said the incident happened at Iponga roadblock.
Chirwa disclosed that the two are in police in custody and are waiting to appear before the court soon to answer the charges of being found in possession of stolen suspected goods.
“We have indeed confiscated 12 bales of mosquito nets that government is distributing to the community in its efforts to eradicate malaria disease and arrest two women in the process,” said Chirwa.
“As I am talking we have not found where the two suspects got the nets but what I can tell you is that the suspects have revealed that they were exporting it to the neighboring Tanzania where there’s hot market,” he added.
Chirwa said confided that in each bale there were 40 packets of mosquito nets.
According to him, the two suspects are Martha Kayira of 19 years old and Yunisi Mtete 35 both from Mwakawanga village in the area of Traditional Authority Kyungu in Karonga.