Mbeya. Police in Mbeya have arrested 66 suspected illegal immigrants from Ethiopia.
Regional Police Commander Dhahir Kidavashari told The Citizen on Sunday yesterday that the 66 were arrested Friday in Isonje suburb on the outskirts of the city.
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They were packed in a single Toyota Fuso truck. According to Mr Kidavashari, the police acted on a tip-off from members of the public.
“After gathering all the intelligence, including the direction the truck was travelling to, our patrol squad manned a roadblock in Isonje where they stopped the vehicle with the suspects. They all Ethiopian males,” he said.
They have since been handed over to the Immigration Department, which has the mandate to work on the case. Mr Kidavashari said the regional police are also working on dismantling a ring of human traffickers on the Tanzania/Malawai border in the new region of
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