Police in Salima have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion that he wanted to sell his two relatives to the Salima Crocodile Farm.
Salima Police public relations officer Gift Chitowe identified the suspect as Luka Jafari from Traditional Authority (T/A) Lundu in Blantyre.
Chitowe said Jafari committed the offence on the eve of the New Year.
“It was on the New Year’s eve when the suspect went to the crocodile farm in Senga Bay where he offered to sell his relatives, who he said were living in Blantyre, at the price of K1 million (US$2 398),” he said.
Chitowe said manager of the farm alerted police who arrested Jafari.
He said the suspect told police that he wanted to sell the relatives because of poverty.
According to Chitowe, Jafari will be charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace.