Police in Mulanje are keeping in custody a 36 -year-old man John Namowa for being found in possession of Cannabis Sativa locally known as Chamba.
Mulanje police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira said law-enforcers at Muloza police post arrested Namowa during a sweeping exercise on Tuesday.
“While doing their duty they received a tip that the suspect was keeping Chamba at his house,” explained Ngwira.
“When the officers searched his house, they found 17 plastic bags full of the Indian hemp each weighing about 5kgs. He was arrested immediately.”
Namowa who hails from Namani village, T/A Njema in the district will arraign on the charge of being found in possession of Indian hemp contrary to Section 4 as read with Section 19 of Dangerous Drugs Act.
Meanwhile the Cannabis Sativa has been sent to Bvumbwe Research Station for examination.