Police in Nkhotakota have arrested four men for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp locally known as chamba.
According to Nkhotakota Police Station deputy spokesperson, Paul Malimwe, the four suspects Harold Square, 45; Samson Kampira, 24; Elias Chisale, 26, and Ishmael Maliposa, 33, were arrested on Sunday at Kaombe Roadblock in the district.
Malimwe said the chamba was packed in three motor vehicles which were travelling in a convoy from Dwangwa heading towards Salima.
He said soon after the said motor vehicles arrived at Kaombe, all passengers came out for routine police search.
“In the process, police discovered two big black plastic bags and two bags containing the suspected loose Cannabis Sativa. Inquiries to trace the owner of the stuff led to the arrest of the four suspects in question,” said Malimwe.
The suspects are expected to appear before Nkhotakota First Grade Magistrate Court to answer charges of being found in possession of Indian hemp without licence, contrary to section 4(A) of the Dangerous Drug Regulation Act, according to Malimwe. n