Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Police on Tuesday intercepted chamba (Cannabis sativa) headed for Europe.
This comes barely a week after another lot bound for Dublin, Ireland was intercepted at the airport while another lot also heading to Europe was intercepted on Tuesday.
KIA Police spokesperson Sapulain Chitonde confirmed the incident in an interview. He said the chamba was in two separate packages posted from Blantyre to two addresses in the UK.
“One package weighing 4.4kilogrammes was posted by a woman in Blantyre going to Yorkshire, while the other package weighing 4.7kg was going to London,” explained Chitonde.
Like the other package that was confiscated, the two packages were wrapped in metal paper foil and concealed in fine art books.
According to Chitonde, smugglers believe that metal paper foil bars X-ray security machine from detecting contents of a package.
Police are still investigating to establish the identities of the senders and the intended recipients of the prohibited drug.
Sale, exportation and consumption of chamba is prohibited under sections four and 19 of Dangerous Drugs Act and those found are charged with Illegal Exportation of Dangerous Drugs, according to Chitonde.