48 nabbed in suspected human smuggling cases
By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Department of Immigration in Luangwa has detained 41 undocumented Ethiopians in a suspected human smuggling case.
Immigrations Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka said the Officers captured the first group of 33 on May 30, 2022, and another group of Eight on June 1, 2022.
Mr Nshinka said they were all apprehended in Amoro Village, situated 15km from Luangwa Boma, in an ongoing operation by security wings in Luangwa District.
He said the East Africans are detained at Luangwa Police station and will soon be transferred to Lusaka for further formalities.
Similarly, the Department of Immigration in Mpika, June 1, 2022, apprehended a 52-year-old Tanzanian Truck Driver, Joseph Mukede, in a suspected smuggling case involving six undocumented Ethiopians.
Mr Nshinka said the Officers discovered the six Ethiopians inside a modified storage space on the chassis of a Lusaka-bound Howo Truck registration No.T426DXY and Trailer registration No.T319DYD.
He said the suspects are detained at Mpika Correctional Facility pending further investigations and possible prosecution.