In its prolific duty and a quest to create a safe and secure Malawi, the police in Nkhotakota conducted a sweeping exercise during the day, on July 27, 2016 and during the night of July 27-28, 2016 at Nkhotakota Trading Centre which resulted into the arrests of 33 people in connection to different criminal activities in the district.
According to Nkhotakota Police relations officer Williams Kaponda said the sweeping exercise was necessitated by the increased criminal cases in the district.
“This ongoing operation is targeting all wanted criminals who are subjected for perpetrating, aiding and abetting all sorts of crimes occurring within the district”, said Williams Kaponda.
“There is an increase in cases ranging from theft to burglary in the district, so this is one of the agendas of the Police to curb the situation at hand and make a secure and condusive environment for the citizens of the district “, he concluded.
The task team which was led by the District Inspector Mukumbwa and police officers conducted the operation in resthouses, nearby locations and within the Nkhotakota trading centre where 33 suspects have been arrested.
Those arrested will answer charges ranging from; Unlawful Wounding, Theft, Robbery, found in possession Cannabis Sativa (15 twist and loose), receiving stolen property, Gambling, found in possession of stolen cash amounting to MK950 000 at Alinafe Resthouse, Rogue and Vagabond.
However, Police will screen the arrested suspects to find out if amongst them there are the wanted criminals.
All the 33 suspects will appear before court to answer charges leveled against them.