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51 illegal migrants of Ethiopian origin arrested in Mbeya – RPC

Jan 14, 2021
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Addressing journalists at the central police station yesterday, acting Regional Police Commander, Jerome Ngowi said they are also holding the lorry driver, Rabdi Ramadhani (48) a resident of Unga Limited in Arusha Region.Ngowi said the aliens were nabbed at a road block near   Gari Jembe village along the Tanzania-Malawi highway.“The illegal migrants were hidden in a Scania lorry; police stopped the vehicle for  normal inspection  before they realised the presence of some people in the vehicle,” he said noting the driver had earlier told the police officers that he was transporting assorted shop commodities to Malawi.He said the driver attempted to offer 3,000,000/- bribe the police officers     but they refused to receive the money.The RPC added that after interrogations, the driver said he was to leave the foreigners at the Kasumulu town in Kyela District. Kasumulu is geographically located near the Tanzania-Malawi border.The aliens according to RPC Ngowi were in bad health  as they had travelled for a long distance without food.  He said the lorry had no ventilaions  would have hence suffocated.He called upon vehicle owners to careful monitor their drivers because other   vehicles are not   for human trafficking. He warned drivers from engaging in trafficking of humans as they risk a jail term and seizure of the vehicles.On November 20th last year, police in Dodoma arrested 12 illegal migrants; out of them, 11 were Ethiopian nationals and one Kenyan.They were arrested in Kongwa District while trying to seek a place to change their money after they were left behind by their host…read more on https://epaper.ippmedia.com

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