• INTERPOL Lilongwe
  • Member since :
    31 de agosto de 1966
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“Creating a safe and secure Malawi”



  • Independence and professionalism;
  • Impartiality;
  • Openness and accountability;
  • Responsiveness and dependability;
  • Quality in service provision;
  • Efficient and effective use of available resources.

Headed by the State President of the Republic of Malawi, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Security.   This Ministry is also responsible for Prison Services and Immigration.   The MPS is commanded by an Inspector General who is assisted by a Deputy Inspector General.   The MPS Headquarters are run by two Commissioners, in charge of administration and operations respectively.

Operational responsibilities:

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

The 31 districts of Malawi are divided into four policing regions, to enable MPS to effectively execute its objectives of ensuring peace and security for Malawi’s population of 14,000,000.


The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Malawi sits structurally in the MPS Criminal Investigation Department (CID), thus giving it privileged access to key CID units, which include:

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


  • Seven police officers;
  • In general, staff are recruited directly from the CID or from national police stations;
  • INTERPOL and in-service training is provided prior to NCB appointment.


  • To provide investigative support to local and foreign investigators in tackling national and transnational crimes;
  • To serve as a platform permitting local investigators and law enforcement agencies to :
     - pursue their investigations abroad;
     - access INTERPOL’s criminal databases;
     - access critical information on latest developments and trends in cross-border crime;
  • Coordination of local, regional and international police operations, training sessions and workshops aimed at fighting crime;
  • Population of INTERPOL databases;
  • Capacity building and boosting INTERPOL awareness at national level.

Crime priorities

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


Age today: 37 years old
Nationality: Malawi


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Age today: 51 years old
Nationality: Malawi


Age today: 17 years old
Nationality: Malawi


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