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  • INTERPOL Lilongwe
  • Member since :
    31 August 1966
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Malawi

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Headed by the President of the Republic of Malawi, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security.

In addition to providing national law enforcement services, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security is responsible for Prison Services and Immigration.

MPS is commanded by an Inspector General assisted by two Deputy Inspectors General in charge of Administration and Operations respectively. The Deputy Inspectors General are responsible for running the general administration and operations of the entire police service as well as the MPS Headquarters.

To enable MPS to serve and secure a population of more than 14 million people, the force divides its administrative and operational activities into four police regions.

Operational responsibilities

  • Airport Security;
  • Community Policing;
  • Criminal Investigation;
  • Explosives, Firearms and Ballistics;
  • Marine Corp;
  • Radio Communication;
  • Police Mobile Service;
  • Prosecution Service;
  • Traffic and Transport.

INTERPOL Lilongwe

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Malawi sits structurally in the MPS Criminal Investigation Department (CID), meaning the eight staff members work side by side with CID units including

  • Fiscal Fraud Section;
  • Dangerous Drug Section;
  • Criminal Records Section;
  • Canine Section;
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Unit;
  • Forensic Science Services;
  • Firearm Registry;
  • Homicide Investigation Section.

Mandate

  • provide investigative support to domestic, regional and international investigations into national and transnational crime;
  • serve as a platform permitting domestic law enforcement to :
     - take their investigations beyond national borders for police cooperation and input;
     - access INTERPOL’s wide range of criminal databases;
     - access critical information on latest developments and trends in cross-border crime;
  • coordinate local, regional and international police operations, training sessions and law enforcement workshops;
  • populate INTERPOL databases;
  • contribute towards national police capacity building programmes and raise awareness about INTERPOL at national level.

Crime priorities

  • Cybercrime ;
  • Drug trafficking;
  • Economic and commercial crime:
  • Environmental crime;
  • Illegal immigration;
  • Illegal firearm trafficking and related cases;
  • Motor vehicle theft;
  • Terrorism;
  • Trafficking in human beings;
  • Violent crime.
INTERPOL Lilongwe in action
22 December 2015

Elephant ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted across Africa in Operation Worthy II

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation targeting ivory trafficking in Africa has resulted in 376 arrests, the seizure of 4.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and rhino horn and the investigation of 25 criminal groups involved in the illicit trade.Operation Worthy II took place from January to October and involved law enforcement across 11 African countries: Eth...
23 February 2015

Zambia hosts INTERPOL training session against wildlife crime

LUSAKA, Zambia – INTERPOL has held a wildlife crime training course to enhance the skills of police and wildlife officials from Malawi and Zambia in effectively enforcing environmental laws.With a keynote address at the opening ceremony by Zambia’s Inspector General of Police, Stella M. Libongani, trainees from Police, Environmental Authorities and Custom...
27 September 2013

Fakes worth more than USD 1.2 million seized in INTERPOL-led operations across Southern Africa

LYON, France – A series of raids coordinated by INTERPOL across Southern Africa targeting counterfeit and illicitly traded goods has led to the seizure of thousands of fake products and the closure of an industrial-scale plant manufacturing fake sportswear.Thousands of counterfeit products ranging from toys, chargers, shavers and cigarettes to pirated CDs...
08 August 2013

Human, drugs and arms traffickers targeted in operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting a range of cross-border crimes has resulted in the rescue of human trafficking victims, the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen vehicles and the recovery of smuggled goods including ivory and diamonds.Codenamed Usalama – which means ‘safety’ – the operation was led by the Eastern Afr...
29 August 2011

INTERPOL-supported training aims to curb wildlife trafficking across Southern Africa

GABORONE, Botswana – Law enforcement officers from eleven southern African countries have completed an intensive six-day training course on wildlife law enforcement organized by INTERPOL, designed by Environment Canada and primarily funded by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).The six-day workshop (22-27 August) was designed to improve gove...
13 November 2009

Counterfeit medicine networks across Africa targeted in INTERPOL co-ordinated operations

LYON, France – Unregistered and illegally sold medical and cosmetic products worth thousands of euros have been seized in a series of operations across Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, co-ordinated by INTERPOL.More than 300 officers from police, customs, drug regulatory authorities, immigration and other agencies took part in Operation Zambezi, whi...

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CHIRWA
ALEXANDER
Age today: 46 years old
Nationality: Malawi

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GILBERT
Age today: 38 years old
Nationality: Malawi

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CHIWAYA
MPHATSO GIFT
Age today: 51 years old
Nationality: Malawi

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KACHALI
TEKETANI
Age today: 18 years old
Nationality: Malawi

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