MW and MOZ intensify cross border crime fight

Written by  Davie Umar

Malawi and Mozambique have agreed to intensify efforts in combating cross boarder crime.

A group photo of the participants A group photo of the participants

The agreement was made during a Regional Bilateral Police Meeting between the two countries held at Shire Lodge in Liwonde.

Speaking during the meeting, Commissioner of Police in the Eastern Region Martha Suwedi said the relationship between two Police forces continue to yield positive results based on the frequent interactions through such meetings.

However, she noted that there are still reported cases involving cross boarder crimes that need concerted efforts to win the battle.

Suwedi sighted a number of interesting examples of warm collaboration between the security institutions in Mozambique and Malawi that have resulted in the arrest of criminals involved in the theft of motorcycles at Chiponde Health Centre where the suspect was apprehended in Mozambique and later repatriated to Malawi.

“We must always aim at making these bilateral meetings a vehicle for the promotion of human security by promoting a people-to-people cooperation especially among Malawians and Mozambicans living near the border,” said Commissioner Suwedi.

Police Commander General Acklas Kapangula Manda from the Nyasa Province in Mozambique led the Mozambique delegation and applauded the robust relationship between the two countries police service.

“We are making tremendous progress in combating cross boarder crime especially theft of motorbikes in areas bordering Mangochi- Machinga and Mozambique. I look ahead for the day when there shall be no more reported cross boarder crimes between Malawi and Mozambique,” said Kapangula.

Delegates to the meeting were drawn from all border regions and are expected to put into practice all resolutions made during this meeting.

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