Police in Chiradzulu have arrested two people for being found in possession of medical drugs and equipment belonging to the Ministry of Health.
Police have identified the suspects as Charles Kalulu, 42, from Phutheya Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Ntchema in Chiradzulu District and Dickson Matemba, 49, from Mangirani Village under the same T/A
Gideon Ngwira of Chiradzulu Police said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was tipped off by people from the suspect’s village that the two were selling medical drugs.
He said: “We rushed and conducted a raid on the morning of September 15 2015 which led to the arrest of the two.
“We searched Matemba’s house and recovered hospital drugs and other medical equipment.”
Ngwira said police recovered 12 sealed bottles of antiretroviral (ARV)drugs, 500 tablets of Flagyl, 750 tablets of paracetamol, two bottles of cotrimazole each containing 750 tablets, 20 tablets of cotrimazole, 12 sealed bottles of Benz Penicillin Sodium Powder for injection each weighing three grammes, 39 syringes (sealed) and two thermometers.
Ngwira also said they recovered a bottle containing 750 tablets of cotrimazole and one syringe at Kalulu’s house.
Detective Denis Mutala said the two will appear before Chiradzulu First Grade Magistrate’s Court in due course.