Police in the Northern district of Mzimba have arrested 38 Ethiopian nationals for allegedly entering the country illegally.

It is said that the illegal immigrants were being aided by a Malawian national who is also in Police custody.

Mzimba Police Spokesperson constable Gabriel Chiona confirmed of the development in an interview with the Press, saying the Ethiopians were traveling in a minibus registration number MW 4147 belonging to Member of parliament for Mzimba east Mr Christopher Mnyenyembe.

The police have also impounded the vehicle the 38 Ethiopians were traveling in and the driver 24 year old James Kalanda has also been arrested

“At the time of arrest the driver run away but later surrendered himself to police with the vehicles keys”,said Constable Chiona

The 38 Ethiopians will answer charges of illegal entry into the country while the driver James Kalanga will face a charge of aiding foreigners enter the country without valid traveling documents.

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