By: Bright Mfune
Police in Mzuzu yesterday arrested 46 illegal immigrants who were found hiding in a tobacco field at Ekayiweni area close to Ekwendeni in Mzimba.
Mzuzu police public relations officer Martin Bwanali confirmed the arrest and said they received information from well-wishing and patriotic Malawians about the illegal immigrants.
When police rushed to the scene, they found the immigrants hiding in a tobacco field and are believed to be Ethiopian nationals.
They will be handed over to Immigration Office for repatriation.
Meanwhile police is encouraging members of the general public to emulate the good gesture shown by the patriotic Malawians who tipped off the Police about these immigrants.
It is important to report such immigrants to police for action otherwise they pause a security threat to our country more especially bearing in mind that their backgrounds are not known.
The number of police officers is not adequate to be found at every corner of our policing jurisdiction hence members of the public are equally relied upon.