Police in Chitipa has on Thursday, July 29, arrested about 77 Ethiopian nationals in the village of Guya, TA Nthalire in the district over illegal entry.

It is reported that at around 22:00 hrs the Police in the district received a tip-off from well-wishers that a truck carrying Illegal Immigrants had left Chitipa for Mzuzu via Nthalire .

Immediately the Police instituted a team of four officers led by Supt. Patrick Kapanga, Officer Incharge at Nthalire.

“We had to patrol in all possible roads within Nthalire;” said Superintendent Kapanga.

In no time they got a confirmation that a strange truck had passed by Nthalire Trading Centre heading Nyika National Park Kaperekezi Gate.

Police officers followed and got Scania Truck Thirty Tonner.

After questioning the driver he revealed that he had Thirty Illegal Immigrants from Ethiopia.

The driver was ordered to follow the officers with the vehicle to Nthalire Police Unit.

When they arrived at Gamba Village he slowed down the vehicle and jumped into the nearby bush.

Driver /S/Insp. Chikoza of Nthalire Police Unit drove the said truck up to the office.

After offloading they discovered that they were Seventy Seven (77) Ethiopians and over One Hundred bags of Rice Bran.

The Ethiopians are in custody and Scania Truck is detained at the office.

Efforts are underway to rearrest the driver.

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