Truck impounded suspected to have been used for human trafficking

 Truck impounded suspected to have been used for human trafficking

Esther Katongo

Police in Mpika have impounded a Tanzanian Truck alleged to have been carrying eight prohibited immigrants in a matter suspected to be Human Trafficking.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said the truck involved is suspected to be from Tanzania with Registration number T533 CLE and T545 AWC belonging to Auarius Roadway which was carrying hand bags, suite cases, and Laptop bags.

Ms Katongo said the truck was been driven by Nuru Hassani Malika from Nakonde to Kasumbalesa along the Great North Road.

She said the incident occurred July 10, 2021 at around 19:30 hours at Mpika Police Check-Point and the illegal immigrants were detected under the trailer in a hidden compartment and are believed to be Ethiopians .

Ms Katongo has identified as Habitramu Labor, Tagora Astor, Malasa Debiso,  Faris Datar, Mijana Tadiso.

Other are Asaiosh Gila, Abi Gizato and Habitamu Abebe all males from Ethiopia.

The suspects are detained in custody and the truck has been impounded.

Meanwhile in Eastern Province an 83 year old man has committed suicide by hanging himself with fibre on the tree near his house.

Ms Katongo said Witness Zulu the victim on 10th July, 2021, at about 1600 hours was seen going to the nearby bush.

She said after relatives noticed that it had taken long for him to come back, they went to search for him and at around 1800 hours, they found him hanging on the tree at a nearby bush, within Ching’anga Village, 300 meters from his home.

“Relatives have attributed the deceased’s action to his unstable mental status. An inquiry has been launched,” she said.


Alice Nachilembe

Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.