Woman Arrested for Being Found in Possession of Cannabis


Police in Mzuzu have arrested a 23 year old Ireen Mtonga for being found in possession of Cannabis Sativa at Mzuzu Prison on 22nd January, 2023.

The suspect’s husband is a convict at the prison and is serving a 16 year jail term for theft, and the lady usually comes to visit him and bring some food.

However one day Prison officers were suspicious with what the lady brought and requested to search her but she was hesitant and defensive which prompted the officers to grab her bag and found Cannabis Sativa in it which the lady wanted to smuggle into the prison cell through her husband.

The suspect was later brought to Mzuzu Police for further investigations and is now in custody waiting to appear before court to answer charges levelled against her.

Ireen Mtonga hails from Mabulabo Village Traditional Authority Mabulabo in Mzimba district.

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