Police in Karonga have arrested 11 Pakistanis for allegedly entering the country illegally.
The development comes days after the arrest of three Malawians, two in Karonga for allegedly aiding eight Congolese and the other in Rumphi for aiding four Burundians into the country on Christmas Eve.
In an interview yesterday, Karonga Police Station deputy spokesperson Frank Black said they intercepted the 11 Pakistanis at Kaporo Roadblock.
“The foreign nationals were travelling in a Toyota Isis registration RU 7992 from Songwe Border Post heading towards Mzuzu,” he said.
Black said police are hunting for the driver who is at large.
“The driver abandoned the car after it got involved in an accident as he was trying to escape with the illegal immigrants,” he said.
Recently, there has been an influx of illegal immigrants in the country.
However, Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda said yesterday that government is committed to ensuring tight security in all border posts.
“The reason there have been interceptions and arrests of illegal immigrants recently is because we have intensified security,” he said.