36 nabbed for various offences

Police in the Central East Region have urged the public to report on any criminal activity happening in their area and all suspected criminals patronizing their area.

This follows the arrests of 36 people allegedly to have committed various offences in the region.

Public relations officer for the region Harry Namwaza said the arrests were made after a joint operation from all police formations that are in the region.

The operation was conducted to nab all suspects whom police have been hunting and also to intercept and arrest criminals who were on a mission to commit various offences within the region.

“Amongst the suspects arrested are criminals who were on the police wanted list,” Namwaza said.

“The operation was conducted in all the police formations in the region which include Kasungu, Salima, Mponela, Dowa, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota and Nkhunga.”

Namwaza said among other charges that the suspects are likely to answer are burglary and criminal trespass.

“The suspects in question will answer charges of theft of cattle, burglary, theft, robbery, criminal trespass, unlawful wounding among others.”

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