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Immigration Department nabs 16 illegal immigrants

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The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services in the Eastern Region has arrested 16 foreign nationals for allegedly staying and operating businesses in Malawi illegally.

Eastern Region Immigration Officer Vivian Kasambo said 13 out of the illegal immigrants were arrested in Mangochi District while others were arrested in Balaka District and at Ntaja Trading Centre in Machinga District.

“Among the illegal immigrants, two are from Mozambique, two from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the remaining ones are from Nigeria. Most of the immigrants did not have valid documentation to allow them to enter into, or conduct business in, the country,” he said.

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