Malawi arrests 5 Zambians for being ‘illegal immigrants’

alawi Police Service has arrested five Zambian nationals who had no right of abode in the country and would be deported to Zambia.

The Zambian nationals were nabbed a sweeping exercise that was carried out at Nkhamenya Trading Centre on Wednesday night, Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Edwin Kaunda has said.

They were amongst 32 people arrested f or various charges.

“Yes, it is true that among the people that we arrested on Wednesday night are five Zambian nationals,” Kaunda is quoted by the official news agency, Mana.

He said the sweeping exercise was aimed at smoking out suspected criminals around the trading centre.

“The Zambians will be charged with the offense of entering and staying in Malawi without permit,” explained Kaunda.

He said the rest of the suspects will answer the charge of Rogue and Vagabond when they appear in court soon.


In a related development, Lilongwe police has arrested 110 suspects in a week-long sweeping exercise.

“The exercise was carried out the week running from 1st November to 8th November and we targeted Kauma location and the surrounding areas,” said Lilongwe police Public Relations Officer Ramsy Mushani

“Among the arrested suspects are those of theft, robbery with violence, rogue and vagabond and other wanted criminals,” he said.

Mushani said during the exercise police managed to recover some items that included laptops that are suspected to have been stolen elsewhere.

The police are therefore calling upon members of the public who are victims of various robberies to report to Lilongwe model police station with sufficient evidence for identification of the recovered item.

The arrested suspects will soon appear in court to answer different charges they are accused of.

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