Foreign Nationals Arrested For Unlawful Entry Into Zambia

Foreign Nationals Arrested For Unlawful Entry Into Zambia

The Chililabombwe Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a Congolese national to nine months simple imprisonment without an option of a fine for unlawful entry.

Mr Nshinka said two Tanzanian nationals were convicted and sentenced to pay fines of K 500 each or in default nine months simple imprisonment for trading without permits in Solwezi.And the department has been Friday and Sunday arrested 24 foreigners for immigration offences.

He said these includes 15 Ethiopians intercepted at a check point in Nakonde after failing to produce travel documentation, eight Malawian nationals arrested for unlawful entry in Chipata and a Congolese national arrested in Chingola for a similar offence.

During the same period the Department also removed a total of 67 Prohibited Immigrants from the country.These include 47 Tanzanians, two Burundese, two Nigerians and one Somali removed by Lusaka Regional Immigration Office and 15 Tanzanians removed by the Kitwe Immigration Office.