Police in Chitipa have today 26 February, 2023 arrested 20 Ethiopians for allegedly entering into the country illegally and a Malawian for aiding their entery into the country.

The Malawian has been identified as Patrick Mshani, aged 36 of Ishalikira village from the area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district.

Holkamu Debede and other 19 were arrested at Lwaka hills in Kafola village in the district.

Following information from well-wishers, police officers went to lwaka hills and searched the immigrants from the hills and managed to arrest 20 and one Malawian from where they were hiding.

The suspects will appear in court soon to answer case of illegal entry while the Malawian will answer case of aiding illegal immigrants.

Meanwhile, Police in district strongly warn people that anyone who will be found aiding or harbouring illegal immigrants will be brought to book as this interfere national security.

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