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Nigerian man arrested for drug crime in Malawi.

 
Three people including a Nigerian man has been arrested by the Malawian Police at the International Airport in Lilongwe for illegal possession and importation of the dangerous drug called Ephedrin contrary to section 11 (a) Regulation 19 of Dangerous Drug Act.

The Three persons are identified as 43 year old Christian Osingwelen from Nigeria, a 39 year old Lusungu Mlenga from Mijumiju village, Traditional Authority Nkhondowe, Nkhata Bay and Rita Juma aged 33 from Mlangeni Village, Traditional Authority Njolomole, Ntcheu district.

Airport Police Branch Public Relations Office Sapulain Chitonde Lee, said that police received information from officers who were working in the arrivals hall proposing that One of the suspects, Mlenga is collecting a table that is suspected to have a concealed drug.

The Police 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 finalize interrogating the three to where the drugs were coming from and who owns it."

He also included that Mlenga received a phone call from an unknown person (name withheld) to collect a table from the airport which had gone missing.

He said that USD2000 and additional MK700, 000.00 was paid as custom clearance for the table from MRA without knowing what was inside.

"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.
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