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Zambia’s authorities ramp up efforts against surge in illegal immigration

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The Zambia Department of Immigration said Wednesday that it had convicted 34 individuals for various immigration offenses.

Namati Nshinka, the immigration department spokesperson, said that these convictions occurred between Jan. 5 and Jan. 8 across different parts of the country.

Illegal immigrants from various countries received simple jail terms ranging from three to six months, he said in a statement.

Additionally, the department arrested 105 individuals for various immigration offenses during the same period, with 21 individuals being deported.

In recent months, Zambia has witnessed a surge in illegal immigration, prompting authorities to intensify operations to tackle the issue.

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