Police in Kasungu have arrested Noel Matimati, 25, Andrew Moshe, 29, and Harry Kadzandira, 25, for being found in possession of Indian hemp.
Kasungu Police Station deputy spokesperson Harry Namwaza said police were tipped-off that a minibus travelling from Shayona towards Chasato was suspected to have carried Indian hemp.
Namwaza said: “Police mounted a roadblock along Shayona-Chasato earth road where they managed to intercept a Nissan Vanette registration BU 3907.
“ After searching the vehicle, we found 16 bags of loose cannabis sativa each weighing 50 kilogrammes. The three men were arrested on the spot and charged with being found in possession of Indian hemp without a licence.”
Namwaza said the hemp will be taken to Chitedze Research Station for analysis. The three will appear before court soon when police inquiries are completed
Matimati comes from Lolo Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Changata in Thyolo, Moshe comes from Chamthunya Village, T/A Nsamala in Balaka while Kadzandira comes from Misi Village, T/A Msakambewa in Dowa. n