Stolen ‘ Grass’ loaded Toyota Corolla recovered in Isoka
Isoka, May 29, 2013, ZANIS…POLICE in Isoka district of Muchinga Province have recovered un registered Toyota Corolla car with large quantities of psychotropic substances in it.
The car is believed to have come from Nakonde border and eluded security officers at the Wulongo police check point by passing through the bush on to Malawi Road.
ZANIS reports that Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Remmy Kajoba has confirmed the development in an interview in Isoka today.
Mr. Kajoba said the vehicle was found abandoned on Monday afternoon near Nsansamwenje School after police made a chase on the suspected stolen vehicle.
He said 120 bundles of Miraa were found nicely concealed in 3 travelling bags wrapped in newspaper cuttings.
The police chief explained that officers manning the Kanyala border post on the Zambia / Malawi border spotted the car using un illegal path and immediately made a chase.
He said that the vehicle was later found abandoned in the bush near Nsansamwenje school and all the doors locked.
Police however, managed to force open the doors and a thorough search inside revealed that they were drugs nicely concealed.
The vehicle has since been taken to Isoka police station where it is currently parked and a man hunt for the driver and other occupants has been launched.
Mr. Kajoba has since warned members of the public that all those involved in dubious deals will not go scot free as police have sealed all the loop holes.
“As police, we are always alert and we have mounted strategic check points along the Great North Road and on other strategic routes to ensure that all bad elements are detected and dealt with, “said Mr.Kajoba.
And one person has died from suspected food poisoning in Isoka district.
The Provincial Police Commissioner Kajoba confirmed the development in an interview that the deceased has been identified as Kelvin Stanley Sinyinza of Kalungu Village, a retired Immigration Officer.
Mr. Kajoba said that the incident happened on Sunday adding that the late Sinyinza bought a pesticide for killing rats locally known as Dawa ya Mpanya which he kept in the kitchen.
He explained that Sinyinza’s daughter mixed the same substance with mealie meal which she later used to prepare nshima.
Sinyinza and his 2 children fell ill immediately after eating the nshima.
Mr. Kajoba said the 2 children were resuscitated by giving them milk and vomited while Sinyinza slowly went into coma despite giving him milk and was pronounced dead on arrival at Nakonde first level health referral centre.