Police in Machinga are keeping in custody Mphatso Mlozolo, 30, for being found in possession of cannabis sativa commonly known as chamba.
In an interview, Machinga Police Station spokesperson Davie Sulumba said on July 23 2017, police at Machinga Roadblock intercepted a minibus driven by Harris Maseya.
He said they found two travelling bags containing eight five kilogramme packets of chamba.
“When we quizzed him about the owner, he admitted that the substance was his. The cannabis sativa was seized pending examination at Bvumbwe Research Station in Thyolo,” said Sulumba.
He said two weeks ago, the driver was also arrested for carrying a passenger who had chamba.
Mlozolo comes from Mbapi Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nankumba in Mangochi while Maseya comes from Kuntaja Village, T/A Kuntaja in Blantyre. n