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Cops arrested over missing Indian hemp

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Central Region Police officers have arrested fellow officers and court officials from Ntcheu on suspicion that they stole 84 bags of Indian Hemp that was intercepted in the district.

Regional spokesperson Ramsey Mushani confirmed that on Thursday, Central Region Police officers went to Ntcheu where they took some people to regional headquarters for questioning.

“Those bags are missing because of people and these people have been taken for questioning,” Mushani said.

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He, however, could not reveal the identity and the number of people being questioned.

But inside sources indicate that some police prosecutors and court personnel offered the bags to suspected owners at K1.3 million.

The police officers and court employees are said to have gone to the place where the bags were supposed to be disposed of without the knowledge of Ntcheu Police Officer-in-Charge.

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According to the sources, on Tuesday some people, including criminal investigation officers for the Central Region visited Ncheu where they even went to the place where the bags were to be destroyed but there were no signs that bags of Indian hemp had been disposed of.

In separate interviews on Tuesday, Ntcheu Police Station spokesperson, Gift Matewere, said the police are investigating to establish the truth on the alleged reports.

Matewere said after intercepting the bags, as per procedures, Police sent them to court for a final disposing off determination

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