Police in Lilongwe have arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian for being found in possession of illicit drugs suspected to be cocaine without a licence.
According to Lilongwe Police Public relations officer Inspector Hastings Chigalu, the suspect identified as Antony Ojuku, a resident of Area 49 in the Capital City was arrested following a tip-off.
Central West Region and Lilongwe Police Station detectives invaded Epic Bar in Area 10, at around 2 am after being tipped that some foreigners were selling suspected hard drugs to patrons at the drinking joint.
“Suddenly, Ojuku found himself encircled by a team of detectives while his accomplice (name withheld) managed to escape the scene. Upon being searched, he was found in possession of 20 blisters of illicit drugs suspected to be cocaine,” said the publicist.
Meanwhile, the suspected cocaine has been sent to Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) for analysis.
Ojuku will appear in court soon to answer a case of Found in Possession of Dangerous Drugs which contravenes Regulation 4A as Read with Section 19 (1) of Dangerous Drugs Act.
Of late, Police have made several arrests involving Nigerians in connection with being found in possession of cocaine and other dangerous illicit drugs.