Man arrested in Malawi with live ammunition, millions of kwanza

2016-02-18 14:24
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Lilongwe – Malawian police have arrested a Chinese national in the capital Lilongwe for possession of illegal ammunition.

Nyasa Times reported that Ma Minqin, 51, who owns China South Investments Shop in Lilongwe was arrested after he reported a fire at his home and the police uncovered millions of kwacha and live ammunition.

"We, plus the firefighters, rushed to the place to put out  the fire and carry out some investigations on how the fire started and as we were taking out some baggage, the suspect accidentally dropped one live ammunition," police spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula was quoted as saying by Malawi24.

When questioned about the location of the gun to which the ammunition belonged, Minqin first said he did not have one, but then later said the gun was in Zambia.

Police said they found 43 rounds of live ammunition and K25 million in cash in Minqin's car.

"We arrested him and investigations are ongoing," Dandaula said.

Minqin was currently in the custody of the police and would answer charges of possessing an illegal firearm.
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