Police in Mangochi district have arrested a 59-year-old man known as Lucius Break for cultivating Cannabis (Indian hemp) which is illegal.
Cultivating hemp locally known as Chamba is contrary to Section 6A as read with Section 19 of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
According to Amina Daudi the Mangochi deputy police publicist, the law-enforcers arrested break following a tip-off from members of the general public.
Break had cultivated the Indian hemp in his garden and 66 plants were uprooted by the police.
Break hails from Salumbe village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mponda in the district.
He is expected to appear in court soon on charges of cultivating Cannabis.