40 Ethiopians arrested for illegal immigration in Malawi

Police in Malawi’s central district of Dowa this week ntercepted and arrested 40 Ethiopian nationals and a Malawian national for allegedly aiding them to enter into the country illegally.

The illegal lags from Enthiopia arrested in Malawi

The illegal lags from Enthiopia arrested in Malawi

The Malawian national, identified as Wise Upambo, aged 21 and the Ethiopian nationals were intercepted during a sweeping exercise by the law enforcers in the district.

They were travelling in a three tonner Mitsubishi Canter registration MC 5278, which was later abandoned by Upambo upon seeing the law enforcers. The vehicle has since been impounded.

In another development, Police in Nkhotakota district arrested 41 people in 2014 for illegal possession of Indian hemp.

The arrests were made between January 1 and December 30 2014, according to the district’s Police spokesperson, William Kaponda.

According to Kaponda, the suspects are aged between 20 and 35, and out of the 41, 32 are men while nine were women whereas seven of the convicts are teenagers.

Among the remarkable incidents in the just gone year was the arrest of a 34 year-old British national, James Daniel Mickey, who was found with 362 black papers containing the illicit drug which he had concealed in an engine boat trailer.

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13 thoughts on “40 Ethiopians arrested for illegal immigration in Malawi”

  1. pierra says:

    we hear about these illegal immigrant interceptions but never hear from the affected countries’ diplomatic missions. government should be leaving no stone unturned in ensuring this stops. Its quite obvious, these people did not transit via Kenya and Tanzania but most likely came via Indian ocean into Mozambique then across lake Malawi. If our borders are that porous, we are slowly sleep walking towards[soon] having a head of state who is a foreigner!

    Looking at the profile age group in this picture, i can see that the state’s unemployment statistics figures will be problematic to estimate; with nationality very much at risk as any of these young men could walk into a Malawian school, nail down a few qualifications and apply for Malawi citizenship. How can we complain when other western governments toughen up visa application rules on Malawians when we are seemingly enabling foreign nationals obtain false Malawi documentation and taint our record by transiting via Malawi!

  2. fathi slshehaab says:

    eya xili choncho mpaku dowa or dedza these ate inland districts osati normal borders.. kodi tafooka to guard ur territory?

  3. fathi slshehaab says:

    eya xili choncho mpaku dowa or dedza these ate inland didtricts osagti nirmal bordets… kodi tafooka to gusrs tdrritory?

  4. Parallel Market says:

    Malawi Govt Officials need to think critically about this illegal immigration problem frequently committed by Ethiopians. Two issues that come to my mind; 1. Existing laws against illegal immigrants are not punitive enough to deter would be offenders. 2. There must be a cartail doing human trafficking business in Malawi which the Police need to burst.

    The figures are so alarming. This is a threat to national security and Malawi must seriously act on this. Stop snorring Malawi. Nobody will feel sorry for you for being stupid with your soveregnity issues. Rise up Malawi!!!

  5. Kasenye says:

    Mzanga Nchiani Kodi AMalawi Ukunena Zoona. Ena Akumadutsa Nawo Anthu Amenewa Mma Road Block Usiku Koma Sakugwidwa. Ndi Business Yotenthatu Kupanga Transport Anthu Amenewa!

  6. Apolisi ntchito akuigwira. Tigwirane manja amalawi!

  7. phalula says:

    Abweletsatu ebola anthu amemewa nanga akufuna chani kwathu kuno.

  8. Sagwa says:

    Asiyeni azilowa momasuka mmenemo, akalowa samabwera Ku boma kuzapempha thandizo ayi, amangopanga business yawo Ali phee

  9. jupiter says:

    Ethiopians? ….osakagwra ma china akukhala opanda zilolezo + plus kumangokwera ti ana…..Awa zawavuta poti ndi amphawi….?

  10. Abweretseni says:

    It is very simple to deport Ethiopians by using their own means of transportation. Just bring to the door step of Ethiopian airways at Kamudzu ( Lilongwe airport annd their beloved air line will take them back home. If they refuse then you deal them according to the law.

  11. asiyeni azikhala ifenso tizathawira ku dziko laeni tikayamba nkhondo ya federalism

  12. Nkhani imakhala kuti sanakunyemeleni osati mwawagwila osamatinamiza

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