3 Nigerians Arrested in Malawi over Illegal Drug Trafficking
Three Nigerians who are linked to an illicit drug trafficking in Malawi, have been arrested by the country’s police. Two suspects were arrested in the capital city Lilongwe and one in Blantyte.
One of the suspects, 27-year-old Nze Chidiebere, was arrested on allegations that he was involved in an illegal drug trafficking. Four parcels weighing 4 Kilogrammes ( kgs ) of Cannabis Sativa was found on the suspect, after a tip-off by residents of the area.
Nze who admitted to using fake Malawian names like Ernest Makhaza and Patricia Banda to traffick drugs, is 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.
” Yes that’s the deeds of dealers , based in Lilongwe but committing a Crime in Blantyre all to disguise the evil deeds,” said Police Boss, Chitonde.
It was gathered that two Nigerians – Collins Okoligwe Amaechi, 30, and Kingsley Olisa who were arrested for allegedly dealing in drugs, had been on the run since ‘Operation Clean Area 47 of Drugs was launched in May 2018.
According to the National police deputy spokesman Thomeck Nyaude, the two suspects who were arrested at Mississippi Lodge in Mtandire Township in the capital will appear before the Lilongwe Magistrate Court to answer charges of being found in possession of dangerous drugs, an offence that attracts 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