73 sex workers and suspected criminals have been arrested in Kasungu district during a clean-up exercise conducted during the week, police have said.
Kasungu Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Harry Namwaza said 51 of the suspects were arrested for committing the offence of Rogue and Vagabond while 23 were arrested for earning a living through prostitution.
“This is just the beginning; we will continue arresting those who do not comply with the law. Crime has been on the increase in our district so we have to take control measures before it’s too late,” said Namwaza.
According to the police, the sweeping exercise was conducted at Nkhamenya, Chigodi, Mtunthama and within Kasungu Municipality.
The suspects will appear in court soon.