Inspector General (IG) of Malawi Police Service (MPS) Lexten Kachama has assured the public that the police will leave no stone unturned to fight crime and barbaric acts in the country.
Kachama said this at a news conference he co-addressed with Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Atupele Muluzi in Lilongwe on Monday.
The IG said: “Roadblocks have been mounted across the country, vehicle police patrols are being conducted nationwide and plain clothes police officers are collecting intelligence which will lead to the arrest of those involved in crime.”
On his part, Muluzi appealed to the public to provide security agencies with any information that may lead to the arrest of criminals.
He said: “We are taking these crimes very seriously and perpetrators will be caught and put behind bars.’’
The news conference was called in the awake of the daylight armed robbery that cost the life of a police officer and injured three people in Lilongwe.
The thieves got away with millions of kwacha belonging to Petroda Limited.