5 in for Trafficking Forest Produce
Police in Zomba have arrested five people for allegedly being found trafficking forest produce without permit.
Eastern Region Police Assistant Public Relations Officer, Tionge Kayenda, says the people tipped officers on night patrol and upon following the tip, they came across a Toyota Dyna Registration Number LA 6368 at Jokala, driven by Sharif Khalillulah.
Kayenda says: "We arrested the driver Sharif Khalillulah, 27, and other four suspects Jonathan Twaibu, 40, Patuma Denis, 39, Bernard James, 18 and Alick Matiki, 22 and impounded 54 bags of charcoal without any permit."
The five will appear before court of law on charges of possessing forest produce and trafficking forest produce without permit.