September 28, 2021

Man netted for possessing medical drugs

By Vincent Gunde

 

Police in Mponela in Dowa are keeping in custody a 41-year-old man after being found with medical drugs without licence.

Pic: Mponela police station Deputy publicist,…Sergeant Macpatson Msadala….

He is identified as Benson Chiponde from Madisi Village, Traditional Authority Chakhaza in the district.

Police received a tip from well wishers that the suspect was selling medical drugs in his shop without licence at Madisi Trading Centre.

Following a tip-off, police made a follow-up and arrested the suspect, seizing assorted drugs in the process.

The drugs seized include;8 packets of LA; 263 indocid tablets; 232 amoxylin tablets; 603 fragile tablets; 329 bactrim tablets; 154 DCN tablets; 206 magnesium tablets; 171 ampecilin tablets; and 15 paracetamol tablets.

Chiponde will appear in court soon to answer a charge of being found in possession of medical drugs without license contrary to Section 4(1) as read with Section 36 of the Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Act.

Meanwhile, police have expressed gratitude to those who tipped them off leading to the arrest and seizure of medical drugs; the police expect this cordial working relationship to continue for the common good of the citizenry.

*Sgt Macpatson Msadala*
*Deputy Public Relations Officer*
*Mponela Police Station*
0884500 095,0999 021 135

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