65 Illegal Migrants Arrested in Zambia

Zambia’s immigration authorities have arrested 65 illegal migrants in Lusaka, the country’s capital.

Namati Nshinka, the spokesman of the Zambia Department of Immigration, on Wednesday, said the migrants were mostly arrested for trading without permits.

The illegal immigrants were arrested when immigration officials conducted a clean-up operation in some densely populated residential areas in Lusaka.

Among those arrested included 24 Burundians, 21 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and 11 Tanzanians nationals.

The authorities also arrested four Rwandese, one Ugandan and four others for claiming Zambian citizenship.

Nshinka said the majority of the immigrants were arrested for trading without permits, unlawful entry and unlawful stay.

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Meanwhile, the immigration authorities removed 34 illegal immigrants from the country while three foreign nationals were denied entry into the country.

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