Man arrested for possessing medical drugs

Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody Layeni Genti, 49, for allegedly found in possession of medical drugs without supporting documents.

Chikwawa Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Dickson Matemba, confirmed the arrest saying Genti was arrested on Tuesday at Dyeratu Trading Centre after the law enforcers were tipped off that the suspect was travelling with the drugs in a minibus.

Police seized 675 Amoxicillin capsules, 340 Bactrim tablets, 200 tablets of Panado, 60 Declofenac tablets, 1 bottle of Jentamecin, 45 Abendazol tablets, 24 tablets of anti-malaria tablets and 19 malaria tests kits.

“The suspect was arrested immediately and the drugs were seized,” said Matemba adding that the police are investigating the matter to establish the source of the drugs.

Matemba
Matemba: the suspect was arrested immediately

Genti, who comes from Pende Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Kasisi in the district, will appear in court soon to answer charges of being found in possession of medical drugs without supporting documents.