A Messenger at Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board Charles Kumpita has been arrested for illegal possession of drugs, Lilongwe Police Spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula has confirmed.
He is expected to answer charges of Theft by Public Servant which is contrary to Section 283 (1) of the Penal Code.
“It is reported that the suspect stole the medicines between the months of July to December 2015 at the Central Medical Stores. The stolen medicines are valued at MK1, 356,080.00,” said Dandaula.
The stolen medicine include Amoxycillin 250mg capsules, Doxycycline 250 mg, Chlorampenical 250 mg, Indometharin 25 mg, Quinine 300mg, Metronidazole 200mg Tablets and Evythromycin.