Police in Blantyre on Monday seized 42 stolen bags of relief food items suspected to belong to World Food Programme (WFP) from a lorry en route to distribution sites in rural areas.
Limbe Police assistant spokesperson Widson Nhlane said suspicious members of the public tipped off police that a driver of an unidentified lorry was seen offloading bags of pigeon peas at Chigumula Market suspected to be relief food.
He said: “Our officers rushed to the market where they found the driver and his assistants still offloading the items. But before they reached the actual scene, the driver saw them and immediately started the engine and sped off.”
Nhlane said police will investigate to establish the actual particulars of the lorry and the driver involved.
Nhlane disclosed that the recovered peas will be sent to Blantyre Agricultural Development Division for proper disposal.