Zambia:12 Chinese nationals arrested by immigration

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THE Department of Immigration

has arrested 12 Chinese nationals

for various immigration offences.

The Chinese were arrested on

Monday at the Multi Economic

Facility Zone Kenneth Kaunda

International Airport.

Immigration public relations officer

Namati Nshinka said in a

statement to Mwebantu Media that

the Chinese were arrested during a

routine inspection of the business

premises.

“Out of the 12, five (05) were

detained, three (03) of them for

helping some Chinese workers to

escape, one (01) for unlawful stay

and another for assaulting an

Immigration Officer.

“The other Seven (07) were ordered

to report to the Regional

Immigration Office for further

immigration formalities, “Mr

Nshinka said.

Meanwhile, 21 Congolese nationals

and one Zimbabwean at

Kasumbalesa Border Control were

arrested for unlawful entry.

Mr Nshinka said also arrested for

unlawful entry were three

Burundians in Lusaka, four

Malawians in Chipata, one

Tanzanian and two other

suspected Tanzanians in Mpika,

three Somalis in Ndola, two

Congolese nationals and one

Burundian in Nakonde, and 2

Tanzanians in Mpulungu.

Mr Nshika said those arrested for

unlawful stay include three

Congolese nationals, one

Tanzanian in Chingola, one Somali,

one Chinese in Lusaka, one

Congolese in Mufulira, two

Zimbabweans and two Malawians

in Livingstone.

Two (02) Zambians were also

arrested for harbouring the

Malawians.

Meanwhile, in Lusaka, a Congolese

female and a Zambian male were

arrested for giving false

information to a Government

Officer after they attempted to

apply for a Spouse permit on the

false pretext that they were

married, when in fact not.

Mr Nshinka said in Ndola, one

Congolese national was arrested

after attempting to fraudulently

obtain a Green Zambian National

Registration Card (NRC).

A Zambian who stood as a

deponent in support of the NRC

application was also arrested.

During this period, the Department

also removed a total of 27 Illegal

Immigrants from the country.

These include 10 Malawians in

Lundazi, 8 Tanzanians and one

Somali in Nakonde, six Malawians

in Chipata, one Tanzanian in

Chinsali, one Somalian in Ndola,

one Tanzanian in Katima – Mulilo

and one Congolese in Samfya.

In another development, the

Magistrate Court in Kitwe on

Friday, 8th July, 2016 convicted

and sentenced a Congolese

national to pay a fine of K 3,000 or

in default nine months simple

imprisonment for unlawful entry

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