Three suspects have been arrested for illegal possession and importation of a dangerous drug-Ephedrine.
43-year-old Nigerian, Christian Osingwelen, was arrested with two Malawian ladies said to be his lovers.
The two ladies were identified as Lusungu Mlenga, 39 and Nkhata Bayand Rita Juma.
According to the Nation Newspaper, they were apprehended at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) IN Lilongwe.
Their arrest was following a tipoff that Mlenga was suspected to be collecting a table with drug concealment.
Airport Police Branch Public Relations Office Sapulain Chitonde Lee said their arrest was following a tipoff from MRA Officers working in the arrivals hall stating that Mlenga is suspected to be collecting a table with drug concealment.
“Police searched the table and found packets of unknown powder and later broke one packet to see the powder where they found a dangerous drug called Ephedrin.
” 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.
” The Nigerian while accepting the statements from his friend, however, denied ownership of both the table and the drug, despite giving Mlenga all the money to clear the table at MRA.
“We are yet to finalise interrogating the three to where the drugs were coming from and who own it,” said Chitonde.