A 50 year Tanzanian nation Ambokire Pilipili suspected to be an agent of harbouring and transporting illegal Immigrants using uncharted routes to Malawi, has been arrested in the northern border district of Karonga, Malawi Immigration Department told Nyasa Times.
Immigration spokesperson in Karonga, Samuel Kandeya, told Nyasa Times that the Tanzania was arrested after a tip off from the community that he was keeping over 50 Ethiopians in his house.
According to Kandeya, Pilipili was intending to transport the illegal immigrants to Malawi during the mid-night using the boats.
“Upon reaching his house, the Ethiopians managed to escape leaving their effects but we arrested the owner of the house as he failed to run away,” said Kandeya.
He said the Tanzanian confessed during the interrogations that he is an agent of immigrants.
Kandeya told Nyasa Times that the office of Immigration has handed over the suspect into the hands of police in Tanzania as they carry on investigations.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :