65 illegal immigrants arrested in Zambian capital
About 65 “illegal immigrants” were arrested in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, after a cleanup exercise, an immigration spokesperson stated on Wednesday.
The illegal immigrants had been arrested when immigration officials conducted a trim-up operation in some densely populated residential areas in Lusaka.
Among these arrested included 24 Burundians, 21 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and 11 Tanzanians nationals.
The authorities furthermore arrested four Rwandese, one Ugandan and 4 others for claiming Zambian citizenship.
Immigration Division Spokesperson Namati Nshinka stated the majority of the immigrants had been arrested for shopping and selling without permits, unlawful entry and unlawful dwell.
Within the intervening time, the immigration authorities removed 34 illegal immigrants from the nation whereas three foreign places nationals had been denied entry into the nation.