• INTERPOL Lilongwe
  • Member since :
    31 de agosto de 1966
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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.


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.


  • 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
12 julio 2016

1,500 police in operation targeting crime networks across Eastern and Southern Africa

KENYA/ZIMBABWE - An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in nearly 4,500 arrests.To address the wide-ranging yet often interlinked types of crime across the region, some 1,500 officers were deployed...
04 mayo 2016

Organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa

One man has been arrested and warrants issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least 8,635 kg of ivory and 53 kg of rhino horn from East and Southern Africa to Asia.   A 44-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Tanzania on suspicion of traffickin...
22 diciembre 2015

El tráfico de colmillos de elefante y cuernos de rinoceronte en África, objetivo de la operación WORTHY II

LYON (Francia) – Una operación dirigida por INTERPOL contra el tráfico de marfil en África se ha saldado con la detención de 376 personas, la incautación de 4,5 toneladas de colmillos de elefante y cuernos de rinoceronte y la investigación de 25 grupos delictivos implicados en el tráfico ilícito.La operación WORTHY II se llevó a cabo entre enero y octubre...
23 febrero 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 septiembre 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 agosto 2013

Los traficantes de personas, drogas y armas, objetivo de varias operaciones llevadas a cabo en África Oriental y Austral

KENIA/ZIMBABUE – Una operación llevada a cabo en África Oriental y Austral contra una serie de delitos transfronterizos ha permitido el rescate de víctimas de la trata de personas, el decomiso de drogas, armas y vehículos robados, y la confiscación de productos de contrabando, entre ellos marfil y diamantes.Esta operación, denominada USALAMA (“seguridad”)...
29 agosto 2011

INTERPOL colabora en un curso para frenar el tráfico de especies de flora y fauna silvestres en África Austral

GABORONE (Botsuana) – Funcionarios de las fuerzas del orden de once países de África Austral han finalizado un curso intensivo, de seis días de duración, sobre aplicación de la ley contra el tráfico de flora y fauna silvestres, organizado por INTERPOL, concebido por Environment Canada (Ministerio de medio ambiente canadiense) y financiado principalmente...
13 noviembre 2009

Las redes de tráfico de medicamentos falsificados de toda África son objeto de una serie de operaciones coordinadas por INTERPOL

LYON (Francia) – En una serie de operaciones realizadas en Malaui, Suazilandia, Zambia y Zimbabue y coordinadas por INTERPOL se han decomisado diversos productos médicos y cosméticos, por valor de varios miles de euros, que no se encontraban inscritos en los registros de marcas y se vendían ilegalmente.Más de 300 funcionarios de policía, aduanas, inmigrac...

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Nationality: Malawi


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Age today: 51 years old
Nationality: Malawi


Age today: 18 years old
Nationality: Malawi


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