Mulanje Police have confirmed the arrests of three people who are identified as Felix Madeya 32, Mary Binesi Madeya, 27 who are a family and Enerst Kalunga 38 years for being found in possession of medical drugs and equipments without licence.
“Kalunga and Binesi were arrested at Milonde following a tip-off from a well wisher that the two were keeping medical drugs in their house and were illegally offering private medical services at their house”, said Kasungu police spokesperson Sergeant Gresham Ngwira.
After the tip-off, Police carried a search in the house where they seized over 27 different kinds of drugs including ARVs, LA, Piriton, Amoxyline and Panado among others and they were also found with bandages and slinges.
“The third suspect, Kalunga, was arrested after he was found selling the drugs in his hawker at Makupiza”, he affirmed.
Kalunga will appear before court soon to answer charges of sale of medicinal product without licence while the couple will answer a charge of unlawfully conducting retail pharmacy business contravening sections 45 (1a) and 45 (2a) of pharmacy, medicines and poisons act respectively.
Both Felix and Mary hail from Group village headman (GVH) Mabuka while Kalunga hails from Makupiza village both of Traditional Authority (TA) Mabuka in the district.
Meanwhile, Police in the district have stretched a hand of appreciation to well wishers for the information which led to the arrest of the culprits and people are urged to continue working hand in hand with the police to combat these criminal activities.