Woman arrested at KIA found with illicit drug Apomorphine


By Duncan Mlanjira

Police at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) have arrested Agatha Sibongire Maseko for allegedly being found in possession of 9.4 kgs of an illicit drug called Apomorphine while attempting to pass through a police X-ray machine on her way to board a Kenyan Airways plane on Saturday, November 9.

Airport Police Public Relations Officer, Sub-Inspector Saplain Chitonde, says the Lilongwe-based cosmetics business lady entered into the departure lounge with her bags ready to pass through security checks, but then the X-ray machine exposed the drugs which were allegedly concealed in three specially-wrapped packets to beat the security system.

The drugs

Chitonde says the suspect was arrested as she attempted to escape the scene by jumping into a car that was dropping passengers, commanding the driver to speed away.

Maseko, born on 8th February, 1990, hails from Liphava Village, T/A Phambala in Ntcheu.