Police in Mzimba are keeping in custody 12 Ethiopian nationals for allegedly entering in the country without proper documents.

The illegal immigrants who were arrested on Saturday at Raiply Roadblock are said to have been aided into the country by two Malawians who are also in Police custody.

Mzimba Police Public Relations Officer, Gabriel Chiona confirmed of the arrest and identified the two Malawians Andy Nyasulu, 19 and Abias Ngonya, 21.

The 12 immigrants were using a vehicle, Toyota Ipsum Registration Number MC 3804 which was being driven by Andy Nyasulu.

Chiona said the suspects will appear in court soon to answers charges of illegal entry to while the two Malawians will answer the charge of aiding illegal immigrant.

Meanwhile the number of Ethiopian illegal immigrants arrested in the country is now at 54 in space of Seven days.

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