LUSAKA, Feb. 14 — Immigration authorities in Zambia on Thursday announced that 99 foreigners were arrested for various immigration offenses during operations conducted countrywide.
Namati Nshinka, spokesperson of the Immigration Department, said the prohibited immigrants were arrested during operations conducted between Feb. 8 and 12 in different parts of the country.
She said 53 of those arrested were for the offense of unlawful stay, 27 for unlawful entry and 15 for unlawful entry and stay.
The department also arrested two Zambians for aiding illegal immigrants while one other person was arrested for being outside a refugee camp and another for working without an immigration permit.
He further said the department also secured 14 convictions of foreigners from various parts of world ranging for offenses of unlawful stay, illegal entry, doing business without permits and working without a valid employment permit.