A 43 years old man has been arrested alongside his two girlfriends in Malawi, for trying to smuggle drugs.
The man identified as Christian Osingwelen was arrested with 39-year-old Lusungu Mlenga and 33-year-old Nkhata Bayand Rita Juma at the Kamzu International Airport (KIA), in Lilongwe for illegal possession and importation of the dangerous drug.
It was reported that the Airport Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sapulain Chitonde Lee disclosed to the Malawi News Agency (MANA), that they received a tipoff from the MRA officers working at the arrivals section.
However, information got to them that Mlenga was suspected to be receiving a table with drug concealment. He said:
“Police searched the table and found packets of unknown powder and later broke one of packet to see the powder where they found a dangerous drug called Ephedrin. We are yet to finalise interrogating the three to where the drugs were coming from and who owns it. Juma a girl friend to the Nigerian man received a call from his friend to collect 1000 USD in town and give it to him at the airport without telling her the use of the said money. The Nigerian while accepting the statements from his friends is, however, denying ownership of both the table and the drug, despite giving Mlenga all the money to clear the table at MRA.”
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Chitonde added that the MRA officers who handled the matter revealed to the police that Mlenga tried to bribe them and taking advantage that they were all women who needed to be helped.
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