Police in Mulanje have arrested a 28-year-old man, Fan Asikoti for being found in possession of medical products. Police received a tip from well wishers that Asikoti is keeping the products at his home, Nkhonya.
Using the tip, the men in uniform carried out an operation on Saturday night.
When the officers searched in his house, they found assorted medical drugs and equipment including Amoxyline, Ethronycine, Panado, Indocide and Syringes among others. Asked to produce a licence for the products, Asikoti failed prompting police to arrest him and seize the items.
He has since been charged with an offence of being found in possession of medical products contrary to section 35 (4) as read with regulation 65 (1) of Pharmacy, medicines and poisons act.
During the exercise police also arrested a 65-year-old man Dickson Juma for being found in possession of cannabis sativa without licence.
Juma was arrested at Thabwa trading centre following a tip from well wishers.
Juma faces an offence of being found in possession of cannabis sativa without licence contrary to section 4 (1) as read with regulation 19 of dangerous drugs act.
They are scheduled to appear in court today, Monday.
Asikoti hails from Wasi village, senior chief Mthiramanja while Juma hails from Lowa village, senior chief Mabuka both of Mulanje.