Illigal Indian workers at Salima Sugar Company have appeared in court in Lilongwe just a day after Immigration officials pounced on them.
The 67 employees from India who were working at the company without valid official work permits have been formally charged with working without permits.
The government has 40 per cent shares in Salima Sugar Company and an Indian company owes 60 per cent shareholding.
Speaking just a two kilometres away at Immigration department where he had gone for a familiarization tour, minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda warned foreigners to abide by laws when entering, staying and working in the country.
He disputed rumours that the 67 illegal workers at Salima Sugar Company had been released, saying they would face the law.