Malawi police in Zomba have arrested two people on suspicion that they unlawfully possessed live ammunition.
Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude on Tuesday identified the suspects as Janet Saidi, 39, and Maxwell Mzumbu, 34, who were arrested on the Easter Sunday.
Said Nyaude: “We arrested Saidi after the public tipped us off that the woman possessed ammunition at her home. A raid was carried out and 125 live ammunition were found. In the process, she revealed that Mzumbu gave her the ammunitions.
“We followed up and arrested the man at his home. At his house, we found about nine live ammunition of nine-millimetre type of rifles.”
Nyaude said the two suspects will appear before court to answer charges of possessing items suspected to have been unlawfully obtained.
Both Saidi and Mzumbu come from Mpakati and Sauka villages in Traditional Authority Chikowi in the district.
Cases of possession of illegal items have been common in Zomba for the past two months.
In January, police arrested an Asian of Malawian origin for being found with 304 live ammunition at his house and is now on bail.