Malawi Police have arrested three Nigerians, two in the capital city Lilongwe and one in Blantyte, in connection with their alleged involvement in illicit drug trade in the country.
In Blantyre on Thursday, police arrested Nze Chidiebere, 27 years old on allegations that he was dealing in an illegal chamba trade.
The suspect was found with four parcels weighing 4 Kilogrammes ( kgs ) of Cannabis Sativa after recieving a tip from well wishers.
Meanwhile, Chidiebere has since admitted to have sent the rest while using fake Malawian names like Ernest Makhaza and Patricia Banda.
“Yes that’s the deeds of dealers , based in Lilongwe but committing a Crime in Blantyre all to disguise the evil deeds,” said Chitonde.
The suspect is in custody at Blantyre Police and will be expected to answer Charges of Illegal Exportation of Dangerous Drugs contrary to Sec.4 of Dangerous Drug Act as read with Sec.19 of Dangerous Drug Act.
Meanwhile, the police in Lilongwe have also arrested two Nigerians – Collins Okoligwe Amaech, 30, and Kingsley Olisa – for allegedly dealing in drugs.
The two, who police say were on the run since ‘Operation Clean Area 47 of Drugs’ started in May this year, were arrested at Mississippi Lodge in Mtandire Township in the capital.
National police deputy spokesman Thomeck Nyaude said the duo will appear before the Lilongwe Magistrate Court to answer charges of being found in possession of dangerous drugs, an offfence that attarcts a minimum of five years imprisonment if found guilty.
“We arrested the two after a tip-off and we discovered that after the operation to flush out drug traffickers in Area 47 started, the two chose to leave their homes and started dwelling in lodges,” said Nyaude.