Police in Nkhotakota on Saturday seized cannabis sativa weighing 1 848 kilogrammes (kgs) which was reportedly being smuggled to Zimbabwe.
Nkhotakota Police Station deputy spokesperson Paul Malimwe confirmed the interception of the illicit drug, saying two Zimbabwean nationals have so far been arrested.
He said the contraband was seized from a truck at the boma which was coming from Dwangwa and was being driven by 42-year-old Forward Mudekwa and his compatriot Emmanuel Chisandule, 24.
He said: “The suspects were driving a freight-liner truck registration number AEU 4032/AAZ 7049 which was coming from Dwangwa heading back to Zimbabwe using the M5.”
Malimwe added that police received a tip-off that the truck had carried the illicit drug concealed in the container.
“Upon arrival at Nkhotakota Boma, police conducted a thorough search and found 66 bags of chamba weighing 28 kgs each,” he said.
The suspects are expected to appear in court soon to answer to counts of being found in possession of cannabis sativa.