Malawi Police seize 14 Tanzanians for illegal stay: Rounded up in Mzuzu

Police in the northern city of Mzuzu have arrested 14 Tanzanian nationals on allegations that they were staying in Malawi illegally.

Mzuzu Police Station Public Relations Officer Sergeant Maurice Chapola confirmed to Nyasa Times,  saying Police rounded up the Tanzanians at Geisha Township in Mzuzu.

“We believe these people were staying and working in the Viphya Plantation. But since government has temporarily closed the plantation these people were just staying at the Township waiting for the opening,” Chapola said.

Chapola: Arrested Tanzanian illegal lags
Chapola: Arrested Tanzanian illegal lags

Last month the Malawi Police Service also arrested 27 Ethiopians after intercepting them in two hired Minibuses that had used uncharted routes to avoid Police checkpoints at Dunduzu and Samikwa in Mzuzu.

In March this year, the Immigration department in Mzuzu arrested 29 Ethiopians who were packed in the chassis of a flatbed Lilongwe bound Truck Trailer following a tip off from patriotic Malawians.

The 30 metric tonnes Freightliner Truck belonging to UJ Trucking of Lilongwe was coming from Songwe border, Karonga district, about 260 Km from Mzuzu and had successfully passed through about four Police checkpoints manned by both armed and unarmed Cops and even some in plain clothes.

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