28 year old man arrested for illegal possession of medical drugs

Mangochi, April 24, 2016: Police in Mangochi have arrested a 28 year old man for being found in possession of medical drugs without license contrary to section 45 as read with section 65 of the Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board Act.

Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida told the Malawi News Agency that the suspect Kananji Cassim was found in possession of the drugs at Chiponde Trading Centre in the district.

Maida said the culprit was arrested on April 21 at about 12 noon when the police were on a drug sweeping exercise where they found the suspect with different types of medicines.

“Some of the medicines recovered during the arrest include essential drugs like bactrim, fragyl, erythromycin and chrolophenical,” the police publicist added.

Maida, therefore, said Cassim who hails from Kwiputi Village in the area of Traditional Authority Jalasi in the district will appear before the court soon to answer to charges of being found in possession of medical drugs without proper documentation.

SOURCE: Malawi News Agency