Prohibited immigrants nabbed in Chinsali district

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——————–Police in Chinsali in Muchinga Province have intercepted 12 prohibited immigrants who were on transit to Lusaka.


Muchinga Province Deputy Police Commissioner Chilije Nyirenda has confirmed the development in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.


Mr. Nyirenda said the prohibited immigrants were intercepted at Nambuluma police check point in Chinsali around 04:00 hours this morning.


He said that the prohibited immigrants were intercepted aboard an unregistered Toyota Regius belonging to a Serenje school teacher.


Police said initial investigations indicate that the prohibited immigrants were picked from Nakonde border.


The 12 who include 8 Bangladesh and 4 Pakistan nationals are currently remanded in custody at Nambuluma police station.


Meanwhile, the Immigration department in Nakonde yesterday arrested 11 Somali nationals who were also on transit to Lusaka.


The 11 are currently detained at Nakonde police station.


Immigration officials in Chinsali refused to comment on the matter and referred all queries to the Immigration headquarters in Lusaka.


Nakonde District Commissioner James Singoyi yesterday complained about increased crime rate in the border town.


Mr. Singoyi said the district has in the recent past recorded an increase in murder cases, house breakings, drug trafficking, human smuggling and trafficking as well as theft of motor vehicles.


He was speaking in Nakonde yesterday when Secretary Cabinet  Rowland Msiska paid a courtesy call on him at his office.


Dr. Msiska is on his continued tour of Muchinga Province checking on developmental projects and programmes being implemented by the government.


Dr. Msiska is accompanied on his tour by the Permanent Secretary for administration at Cabinet Office Anna Mwitwa Mwewa, Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary in charge of Economic Management and Finance Felix Nkulukusa, Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Charles Sipanje, and Director Public Service Management Division at Cabinet Office Sakwiba Lubasi, among others.