The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested nine Asians involved in production, packing and sale of sweika, an illegal product made of chewable tobacco. 

The department has received an information on production and packing of the sweika at one of the houses in Wukari area. The suspects were monitored to ensure reliability of the information. As a result, nine people were arrested during a raid in a house where 6,000 packs of swekia were seized. The suspects were referred to South Security Department for further legal procedures.

The CID urges citizens and residents to cooperate with the security agencies and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) by reporting any person suspicious of producing and dealing with sweika as it threaten human health. It can be reported to Operations Room  -999 or to CID at 2347444.