Malawi Police nab 66 Ethiopians in Ntchenachena Hills: Illegal immigrants

Scores of foreign nationals continue infiltrating into Malawi in spite of the country’s ceaseless efforts to stop the scourge by instituting their arrest on countless occasions.

The illegal lags from Enthiopia arrested in Malawi

The illegal lags from Enthiopia arrested in Malawi

Last Sunday’s development was no isolated case when police in Rumphi arrested 66 Ethiopian nationals and charged them with entering the country without valid documents.

The district’s Head of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Inspector Hundra Moyo, confirmed the arrest, saying the suspected illegal immigrants were arrested in Zombe Forest near Chiweta Hills in the district where they were hiding.

According to Inspector Moyo, community members came across the suspected illegal immigrants loitering in the forest and reported the matter to Ntchenachena Police who immediately mobilised themselves to arrest the aliens.

“Ntchenachena Police received information that there were people suspected to be foreigners hiding in the Zombe Forest. Upon getting the information, the police mobilised themselves and went to the site where they found the suspects and arrested them,” Moyo explained.

When the police searched and questioned the suspects, who are in the age range of 18 to 35, it was discovered they did not have valid documents warranting their entry into the country.

The suspected illegal immigrants also told police detectives during interrogation they were on their way to Lilongwe to look for work but were dropped in the forest (Zombe) between 5 and 6th December (2015) by unknown people.

“The suspects will be taken to court soon to answer charges of illegal entry into the country,” Moyo added.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers in the district have launched massive manhunt for the suspects who aided the illegal aliens and if caught, they will answer the charge of human trafficking, according to police.

On several occasions, police in the district have succeeded in intercepting scores of illegal immigrants, through arrest, that have entered the country through its northern boarders.–Mana

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12 thoughts on “Malawi Police nab 66 Ethiopians in Ntchenachena Hills: Illegal immigrants”

  1. Ghadhaffi says:

    Mesa ndinakuudzani ma Africa anzanga kt tipange United States of Afrika koma munandipangira ciwembu mogwirizana nd ma Amerika mpaka kundipha. Kod mukadaloler maganizo angawa bwenz izi zikucitika? Cinyengo cinakuculukirani anzanga. Nanunso ma Ethiopia sindinu aja mudanamizidwa ndi ma Amerika powathira machaka maneba anu a ku Somalia nanga mukuthawiranji kwanuko mkumapita mkadziko kocepa ngot kameneko? Amalawi conde musawasekelere apatseni cilango anthu opanda cikond amenewo. Ngat adalolera kupha maneba awo nanga akamera mizu mdziko lanulo azakuphani kangati? Amalawi ndakucenjezani musazat sindinakuudzeni,ine kwangatu kunatha ululu wonse unatha,pano ndikungoyimba Allahu Akibaru! Allahu Akbaru kutanthauza Mulungu ndi Wamkulu! Mulungu ndi Wamkulu. Ine Colonel Muamma Ggadhaffi.

  2. laurent says:

    amalawi chinyengo basi, chonchi dziko nkutukuka?

  3. igweee says:

    Leav those ppl gv them fredoom

  4. Abusa says:

    kodi a Malawi sitidziwa kuti dziko limatukuka ndi anthu? bola muwathandize kukhala ndi ma pepala osamongokaniziratu. mayiko aazathu atukuka chifukwa cha anthu obwera. Change policy. pano ku Europe a Germany , Canada USA akuchita kuyitanira anthu aku Syria , Turkey kuti apite. Chofunika kuyika ndondomeko zabwino basi. even south Africa inatukuka kwambiri chifukwa cha mitundu yosyana siyana ndi population. Ikani zowayeneretsa anthu obwera. umo amachitira mayiko ena. put limit ya makobibiri oti atha kumakahala nawo polowa muno mdziko. and azikhala kuti they can offer or bring something to the Nation. we need numbers, people to develop. we need each other as well.

  5. Nyera nyera says:

    Alekeni akhale ndi anthu othawa mavuto

  6. Malawiboy says:

    Africans, please get your act together.
    These people are your brother Africans.
    Africa is one Country.
    United you will be the greatest Country on Earth.

  7. GONANI says:

    Africa is one land mass, therefore should be one country. Ethiopians are very good people – they deserve freedom like that in Malawi too. Their African brothers in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and all others where there is genuine freedom, must receive them and help them. Heads of African States are busy forging Africa into one amalgamated state right now. Soon there will be no borders inside Africa , so let’s keep that in mind.

  8. Chifundo says:

    Something is not adding up. http://www.africacradle.com puts Ethiopia as the second most influential country in Africa. And it’s citizens prefer to leave in little known Malawi.

  9. ZZ Junior says:

    To come all the way from Ethiopia these people have crossed so many borders. How was that possible? it means people have been buying their way all the way from Ethiopia to Malawi and they want to claim refugee status here? From my own perception a genuine refugee cannot move across so many borders because they don’t posses the financial muscle to carry them through. These people should be sent back to their country fourth with. Terrorist move like this. Ask Kenya they will surely know one or two things.

  10. Jamison Chagwa Lungu says:

    Ma rubbish business. Deport them like they do to our brothers in South Africa. Put them on the next flight to Ethiopia and send the bill to their government. What are you waiting for?

  11. choka phiri says:

    What is happening in The World. In Europe millions of refuges coming to Sweden. How can Ethiopian think there is jobbet in one of The poorest nation in Afrika? Malawi can not give Jobs to their own citizens. Its not easy to be young these days. Ethiopia
    Is developing more than Malawi. Europe has closed their boarders. Africans are flotting like bees. Why God. Try to force your governmwnts to stop corruption and invest in jobs

  12. nkhakamila says:

    i thought Ethiopia is more developed than Malawi.indeed grass is greener on the other side of the field.

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