Police to crackdown on Pakistanis over immigration syndicate: 3 arrested for illegal entry in Malawi

Malawi Police and  Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services will carry a joint operation to crackdown on Pakistanis  in immigration syndicate with  counterfeit passports.

Busted! Pakistani illegal immigrant
Police arrested three Pakistanis in Area 49 in Lilongwe
The Pakistanis illegal lags  cram into a vehicle to escape

The development comes amid the  arrest of  three Pakistanis in Area 49 in Lilongwe for breaking immigration rules after  the public had  tipped-off the police  that the house was a coronavirus quarantine centre.

Lingadzi Police Station spokesperson Salome Chibwana ssaid: “We received a tip off from the public in Area 49 New Gulliver that there were more than 15 Pakistanis staying in one house and people thought that they used the house as a quarantine centre for coronavirus, so they were worried about their health. That is why they called the police.”

Police find three Pakistanis who they arrested and took to hospital for coronavirus tests that came out negative and arrested  the foreign nationals for illegal immigration.

“We are investigating to see when they came to Malawi and who are behind this syndicate,” said Chibwana.

The Pakistanis were found with a dozen of passports with some Malawian passports as well.

Police are still searching for the others who run away.

Sources say there is a ring of Pakistanis in Lilongwe which is behind the syndicate of illegal migration.

Police said they  could not give more details because investigations to the leads were still in progress.

Pakistanis are taking advantage of corruption  which is said to be high at the Immigration Department, especially in the processing of passports.

In November 2018, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in conjunction with Malawi Police Service arrested 20 Pakistanis and their agents for attempting to enter the country using illegally obtained visas.

ACB senior public relations officer Egritta Ndala said at the time the arrest was part of a probe the ACB launched into allegations of connivance among public officers in allowing foreigners to use the country as a transit route to other southern African countries.

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Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

seen alot of passport transactions in the corridors.
mundipeze madzulo kunyumba business. corruption from the top. bwanas. and you can see in their talks like ,ndiwe ndani kupand ine iwe. .Ndinaona ndimaso anga zikucitika. and dongosolo kulibe anthu kumangoombana mitu ngati mbuzi za misala, kungounjikana basi and kakaka ci building ca a tsamunda ci.
kuli umve.
kitsazika ku ncoto kotenga passport application form koma 2 days kumati kulibe anatha mubwere mawa. kawili kose yet you see someone getting it mkupasilidwa mu corridor .cimpwilikiti ngati ku nsika wa nsomba. no order.
muli guuuu kununkha.
stuffy rooms. virus yi.

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Vuto ndi immigration yathu, they want to make money out of security of their own country. Chitanipo kanthu a Boma. Ma foreiner kuno sizili ngati maiko ena chifukwa cha chiwanda cha umphawi ku immigration yathu.

Landlords know who your tenants are.

Gloria
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Gloria

What do you expect from a country where, those employed to enforce laws are corrupt to the core?

Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
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Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni

Am surprised that people think this is new. Many so called Malawian Indians aren’t Malawians. When they enter Malawi they try to learn few Chichewa words to make us believe they are Malawians who aren’t fluent at the local language. If you want to break corruption at its back investigate the Department of Immigration for the last 30 years. I can assure you all the people that headed this department can easily be candidates for jail. We have other nationalities that are questionable but are called Malawians.

Sher bill
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Sher bill

What are illegal malawians doing in south africa.
Malawi belongs to everyone including Pakistanis.

Sahara
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Sahara

@Sher Bill,
Africa for Africans. If you’re not an African get out of our continent! You’re here to steal our precious minerals. You’re bringing diseases to our continent. We don’t want your ass here!

S smith
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S smith

AFRICA FOR ONLY AFRICANS there are over 20000 Malawian’s staying in uk maybe you should also say EUROPE FOR EUROPEANS ONLY

Jemusi
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Jemusi

True. Africa is for Africa. Many of these foreign nationals come here to steal our forex and precious minerals

S smith
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S smith

AFRICA FOR AFRICANS. is a joke the South Africans do not want Malawians in their country look at the xenophobic attacks that the Malawians and other Africans suffered

dyanayekuhker
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dyanayekuhker

Do the same in Blantyre and her in Lilongwe check us Area 24

chipapwiche
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chipapwiche

Some of these people are drug traffickers. one of them is Muhammad bilal farhan. His passport number is PAK9705294. A big crook.

Mtete
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Mtete

Please keep the Nation posted on this. I hope the Police are serious for once.

Vivian
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Vivian

Well done POLICE !!!
Go to Area 49 Old Shire, third street. Some Pakistanis are renting a house there.

Patriot
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Patriot

Yes true. House near the second shop from the entrance checkpoint

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