Malawi: Four Arrested For Possessing Medical Drugs Without Licence.

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In a quest to ensure that government medical drugs are not diverted but used in hospitals and in a legally abiding manner, police in Kasungu have arrested four people who were found in possession of medical drugs without a licence.

The arrest of the four comes barely after police in the district launched a massive sweeping exercise in order to truck down perpetrators on the same. The sweeping exercise was conducted on 5 August, 2016 at Chamama Trading Centre.

“In the course, police seized assorted medical drugs from the suspects which include Chloramphenicol tables. Diclofenac, Brufen, Paracetamol, Indocid, Fragile. Contrim, Quinine, Iodine, Blood testing tube transfer devices, just to mention a few”, said Kasungu spokesperson Harry Namwaza.

Namwaza identified the suspects arrested as; Thomas Manda, 38, of Kazikitira village under Traditional Authority (TA) Wimbe in Kasungu district, Anold Magoya, 23, of Mpiripiri village under Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi district, Zebediyo Chiphere, 48 from Chikhang’ombe village in the area of Traditional Authority Kapelula in Kasungu district and Misheck Kachigunda, 48 from Adson village, Traditional Authority Wimbe in Kasungu district.

Meanwhile, all suspects are in police custody waiting for trial. The four will appear before court soon when police enquiries are completed.

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