Lusaka, Zambia - The Immigration Department in Chirundu, southern Zambia, has arrested 23 Zimbabwean women suspected to be commercial sex workers for unlawful entry and stay in Zambia.
The 23 sex workers were nabbed last Sunday in various shanty townships, the state-run Times of Zambia said, quoting Immigration Department spokesperson Namati Nshinka.
Others were found in truck bays within Chirundu, neigbouring Zimbabwe, during the operation in which two Congolese, one Somali and two Zimbabwean men were also arrested for unlawful entry.
Meanwhile, the Chipata regional immigration office in eastern Zambia this week arrested six Malawian women for unlawful stay in Zambia.
Nshinka said the six were also suspected to be engaged in commercial sex work and that two Malawian men were deported through Mwami Border for unlawful entry.
Also, the Lusaka regional immigration office last weekend deported 23 Congolese via Kasumbalesa border post, while in Kasama, northern Zambia, the regional immigration office intercepted 14 Congolese and seven Burundese last week at a road block.
They were deported for using temporary passes beyond the permitted parameter.