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Tanzanian nationals arrested in K11 million heist

Police in Mchinji district have arrested two Tanzanian nationals along with a Malawian for allegedly stealing money amounting K11 million cash.

According to Alfred Chimthere who is the Public Relations Officer for the Central West Region police, the incident happened on Wednesday in the boarder district.

Chimthere: It took us two hours to find the suspects

The suspects are said to have stolen the money from a taxi driver who was sent by his boss to deposit the money at a bank.

“The theft incident happened in the morning. Police started the manhunt immediately after the matter was reported and it took us two hours to find the suspects,” explained Chimthere.

The suspects holding Tanzanian passports have been identified as Sultan Angolile Mwambete, 52, of passport number TAE273003 and Joshua Singiombo Kibale, 57, of passport number TAE101941.

They both hail from Rungwe village, Traditional Authority Mwakusya in Mbeya district, Tanzania.

The Malawian suspect has been identified as Richard Jack, 38, who comes from M’manga village, Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka district.

The immigration stamp in their passports shows that they entered Malawi on October 28 this year through the Songwe border post in Karonga.

The three are expected to appear before court where they will answer charges of theft.

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