A combined team of Immigration and Police Officers in Chinsali have apprehended twelve undocumented Ethiopians aged between 14 and 26 for failing to appear before the nearest Immigration Officer on entry.

In a statement this morning, Immigration Department Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka said the illegal immigrants were nabbed yesterday, 28th May, 2024 as they wandered the bushes of Mutambe Akasuba Area in Shiwang’andu District at around 11:40 hours.

Mr. Nshinka said the Chinsali Immigration Office was alerted to the presence of the Ethiopians by alert members of the public. An abandoned Mitsubishi Pajero Vehicle Registration number BAG 4282 was later discovered in the area.

And Mr. Nshinka stated that preliminary investigations suggest that they may have been transported from Nakonde in the Mitsubishi Pajero by unknown persons and were heading to Lusaka before they were abandoned in the bush.

The Immigration department Public Relations Officer said it is believed that there could be more suspects apart from the driver of the Pajero yet to be nabbed and, therefore, the search for them has continued.

And Mr. Nshinka said the the Ethiopians have since been taken to Chinsali pending prosecution.

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