Police in Rumphi have arrested 59 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia and Bangladesh.
This occurred on August 27, 2022 at Mzokoto area.
It is reported that on the wee hours of the material day, Rumphi Police Detective Officers were coming from Phoka area for other duties.
Upon arrival at the said area, they came across a 3 tonner Toyota Van registration number NU 5946 belonging to Richard Ngolingoli, C/O Mikolongo FP School, Po Box 36, Chikwawa. The motor vehicle was heading Mzuzu direction along M1 road.
Upon seeing the police vehicle the driver of the Van bolted leaving the illegal immigrants locked inside.
The detectives impounded the motor vehicle and was trailed by the security officer to the station. When they checked inside that’s when they found the said 59 illegal immigrants inside.
Meanwhile, the illegal immigrants are under police custody waiting to answer the charge of illegal entry.
Currently investigating are underway to arrest the driver. An appeal goes to the members of the community who can have information which can lead to the arrest of the driver to report to any nearest police station.