Kanengo Police Station has arrested a 33-year-old man for cultivating Indian hemp at Kamange Village along the banks of Mtedza River in Lilongwe.
The suspect, identified as Christopher Chagazika, was arrested on Thursday after Kanengo Police Station criminal investigation department CID) officers raided the farm where the hemp was cultivated alongside maize, according to the station’s spokesperson Laban Makalani.
He said the investigation team uprooted more than 500 plants of Indian hemp from the field.
“When the team uprooted the weed, they sent it to Chitedze Research Station for examination while Chagazika was put in custody waiting to appear before court soon after getting the results from Chitedze Research Station. He is expected to answer a case of cultivating Indian hemp contrary to Regulation 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act,” said Makalani.
Chagazika comes from Kamange Village in Traditional Authority Chitukula in Lilongwe. n