DEDZA--A woman on her way to South Africa was Thursday arrested at Dedza border for alleged possession of 14 kilogrammes of chamba.
Dedza Police Spokesperson, Sergeant Edward Kabango, confirmed the arrest to Malawi News Agency.
He said the woman’s bag was filled with usipa fish but with a parcel of the illicit drug tucked in the middle.
Kabango identified the woman as Beura Goqwane from Tukombo Village in the area of Traditional Authority Zilakoma in Nkhata Bay but holding a South African passport.
“She accepted ownership of the bag but said she was not aware of the chamba inside it. She told police her friend had given her the bag to deliver it to her [friend’s] relatives in South Africa,” Kabango said.
He said the woman will appear in court soon to answer to a charge of possessing hemp contrary to section 4(a) of the penal code as read with section 19 of the Dangerous Drugs Act.