The Immigration Department has arrested an Indian national in connection with the facilitation of the unlawful stay in Zambia of forty-one Indians.
Public Relations Officer, Namati Nshinka has confirmed to Breeze News the arrest of Charles Matthew Makaliki 41, a Manager of Capital Hotel.
Mr. Nshinka says that Mr. Makaliki was nabbed on Wednesday, at Woodlands Police station where he had presented himself upon learning that he was being sought after by Immigration.
He says that the department on 19th February apprehended thirty–nine Indians at Capital Hotel, off Mumbwa road, in Lusaka and later arrested two others.
Some of those arrested had forged Employment Permits in their possession whilst others either did not have any documentation or had overstayed.
Meanwhile, the Department between Monday, 6th March, 2017 and Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 arrested a total of twenty persons for various immigration offences.
Among them include four Malawians in Chipata, four Malawians in Lusuntha, one Rwandese in Lusaka and one Congolese in Luanshya, all arrested for unlawful stay.
Mr. Nshinka says that during this period, the Department also removed a total of eleven illegal immigrants from the country.
These include five Burundians in Livingstone, two Chinese in Solwezi, two Malawians in Nyimba, one Tanzanian in Mazabuka, and, one South African in Lusaka.