Police in Lilongwe on Sunday arrested five Pakistan nationals for being found in possession of British passport which they are suspected to be possessed illegally.
Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) spokesperson Peter Botha has confirmed to Nyasa Times about the arrest.
“I can confirm the arrest of the five who were coming from Pakistan to Malawi,” he said.
“They went through Immigration and as we were checking their travel documents we realised they were acquiring British passports. When we asked them anything in English they could not speak or hear any word,” explained Botha.
He said the Pakistanis didn’t even pronounce the word Britain.
According to Botha, the passport only had one stamp of entry into Malawi.
The Police publicist believe it is a syndicate which he said Malawi authorities have vowed to crack down.
“This shows that it is a syndicate, there are people who are orchestrating all this and Malawi is just being used as a gateway,” he said.
Meanwhile, police in the northern city of Mzuzu have arrested a guard who has been impersonating as an immigrations officer.
The man identified by Police as Adamson Ngwanje is said to have been collecting money from people for speedy access of Malawian passports.
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