Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Medical Drugs Worth Millions

Amina Tepani Daudi Amina Tepani Daudi

Police at Namwera in Mangochi District have arrested Adam Suman, 40, for allegedly being found in possession of assorted medical drugs worth 8 million Kwacha without authentic documents.

Mangochi police station spokesperson, Inspector, Amina Tepani Daudi, says the incident occurred on August 31, 2023 at Chiponde Trading Centre in the district.

"Police got a tip-off that on Thursdays, the suspect was at one of the rest houses waiting to supply medical drugs to shops and clinic owners," said Tepani Daudi.

She added: "The suspect was found with six sack bags containing boxes of assorted medical drugs which includes; capsules of doxycycline, Indomethacin, Amoxicillin, magnesium and bottles of diclofenac injection."

Tepani Daudi says investigations are still underway to trace the source.

She added, Suman has been charged for being found in possession of medical drugs without license, contrary to section 95 (1) of Pharmacy and Medicine Regulatory Authority. Adam Suman, comes from Katuli Village, Traditional Authority Katuli in the same district.

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