27 Ethiopians arrested at Nakonde
Nakonde February 17, 2014, ZANIS…THE IMMIGRATION department at Nakonde
in Muchinga Province has intercepted and arrested 27 Ethiopians for
illegal entry into Zambia.
ZANIS reports that Nakonde District Commissioner James Singoyi has confirmed the arrest
of the illegal immigrants in an interview in Chinsali today.
Mr. Singoyi said the 27 were found hiding in a container of a truck
registration number ARF20 and Trailer Number T806 belonging to Dando
Company of Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania which was carrying an assortment
of goods en-route to Lusaka.
Mr. Singoyi said the 27 who are all males aged between 15 and 48 years
were intercepted at Ilendela Village about 18 km from Nakonde border
following a tip off from members of the public.
The district Commissioner said all the illegal immigrants are
currently detained at Nakonde police station and will appear in court
Mr. Singoyi has since commended the Immigration officers or being
alert and has directed them to intensify patrols to ensure that no
illegal immigrants are allowed to enter the country adding that
illegal immigrants are a danger to the national security and should
therefore, not be allowed to step into the country.
He has also appealed to the police manning check points along the
Great North Road to be alert and check thoroughly for any illegal
immigrants or goods that could have entered through the Nakonde
Efforts to get a comment from Immigration Public Relations Officer
Namati Nshinka failed by broadcast time as his phone went unanswered.