Court, Police Burn 300 Kilograms of Cannabis

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Mangochi district court administration jointly with Police have burnt 300 Kilograms of Indian hemp which was confiscated from nine different offenders who were arrested in the district.

Mangochi Police Deputy Spokesperson Amina Tepani Daudi says the exercise took place on the morning of October 20, 2020 at Mpima forest led by District Court Administrator Adamson Bwanali and Mangochi Police Station Prosecution Officer Assistant Superintendent Davie Banda.

According to Daudi, the burning of the illicit drug was a directive from the court after keeping the exhibit for so long.

“The largest quantity is from Mario Makweche 48 years from Chimesya village Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi  who is serving a 30 months Imprisonment with Hard Labour jail  term from July 13, 2020 for being found with 150kgs of indian hemp without licence following a tip from members of public,”

“The Police would like to thank members of the public for their support in the fight against illicit drugs which destroy the future of young generation,” Daudi says