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Mar 20, 2013

Police Arrest 11 Illegal Immigrants from Ethiopia


Police in Chinsali District, Muchinga Province have intercepted a vehicle carrying 11 Ethiopian illegal immigrants.
This is the second time in four days that officers in Chinsali have cornered such immigrants.
Muchinga Province Police commissioner Remmy Kajoba confirmed the development in an interview in Chinsali today.
Kajoba said 11 Ethiopian nationals were intercepted at Nambuluma police checkpoint around 23:00 hours last night aboard a Toyota Prado registration number ABC 8709 driven by male Ibrahim Lungu of Lusaka.
Kajoba said the prohibited immigrants were en-route to Lusaka.
He added that the prohibited immigrants and two Zambian nationals are currently remanded at Nambuluma police station and will appear in court soon.
The other Zambian intercepted together with the prohibited immigrants has been identified as Lemani Phiri of Lusaka.
Police said initial investigations indicate that the prohibited immigrants were picked from Nakonde.
On Sunday this week, Police in Chinsali in Muchinga Province intercepted 12 prohibited immigrants who were in transit to Lusaka.
The prohibited immigrants were intercepted at Nambuluma police checkpoint around 04:00 hours.
They were intercepted aboard unregistered Toyota Regius belonging to a named schoolteacher in Serenje district of Central Province.
They were also picked from Nakonde border.
The 12 who included 8 Banglagesh and 4 Pakistan nationals aged between 22 and 35 years are currently remanded in custody at Nambuluma police station.
The Immigration department in Nakonde also arrested 11 Somali nationals who were also in transit to Lusaka on Saturday last week near Kalungu Village.
The 11 are currently detained at Nakonde police station.
Nakonde district commissioner James Singoyi on Saturday last week complained about increased crime rate in the border town.

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