The Mbala Immigration Office is holding 51 Ethiopian nationals in a suspected case of human trafficking.
The officers apprehended 49 of the 51 Ethiopians on Saturday after receiving information that some Ethiopians were captured at Senka Village as they were heading to Nakonde using the Mbala – Nakonde road.
Immigration Public Relations Officer NAMATI NSHINKA says Officers conducted a door-to-door search for the suspects until they found 23 undocumented Ethiopians locked in a house.
Mr NSHINKA says the officers found 26 more Ethiopians at Tefwa Village, bringing the total number to 49.
Mr. NSHINKA said two Ethiopians were apprehended after they entered Zambia through Lumi border illegally.