Ethiopian nationals at the Mulanje Police Station

As cases of illegal entry into Malawi are increasingly becoming a concern to the security of the country, two Ethiopian nationals were arrested by police in Mulanje district on Wednesday as they were to cross the Muloza border.

The two are Tonaka Tashala aged 27 and Erano Serano aged 28.

During the said time, police officers were manning a roadblock along Mulanje/Muloza Road.

In course of duty, at around 01:00 hours, a motor vehicle registration number MHG 1625 Toyota Ractis arrived from the direction of Limbe.

When the officers checked, they found the said nationals right in the vehicle being driven by Alex Sain, 35, who was accompanied by Patrick Shaba, 26.

When asked to produce documents allowing them to be in the district, the two failed to do so prompting the officers to arrest them and impound the vehicle.

The two foreigners have since been charged with illegal entry contrary to Section 21 (1) of the Immigration Act while the two Malawians have been charged with transporting illegal immigrants contrary to Section 36 (a) of the same Act.

They will appear in court soon.

Both Sain and Shaba come from Namawona village, Traditional Authority Njema in Mulanje.

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