Moshi — Saturday, at around 8.00 pm, 24 illegal immigrants from Ethiopia were arrested at Kitogoto village at Jipe ward in Mwanga district, hiding at the residence of one Anwar Ramadhan. However, Anwar Ramadhan took off as the law enforcers readied themselves to raid the house.
RPC Boaz named the nabbed Ethiopians as Adela Amito (32), Abrakadir Hussein (25), Seduko Oboze (28), Alarm Ashebo (30), Daselebu Tatsenye (22), Maluneh Zelate (25), Sultan Ali (20), Baleke Masebo (20), Kibru Girma (17) and Daniel Misano (22).
Others are Buzahe Eyasu (22), Damaka Damis (22), Zaleke Lambaz (24), Tamasgen Eramo (24), Dagafu Ababa (16), Delalegue Asesa (22), Ashemam Lalago ((20), Kefale Yoela (20), Amanueli Abiso (24), Desalegue Geta (24), Bakele Diranzo (22), Ademasi Morado (22), Desta Paules (22) and Tariku Wonedmu (20).
According to the RPC, illegal immigrants are adopting new techniques of entering the country, adding that every week illegal immigrants find their way into our country in collusion with Tanzanians. The foreigners offer cash for hide-outs before they proceed with their journeys.
The RPC made a plea to Tanzanians to be on the look-out for illegal immigrants as they are potential risk to the security of the country, adding that the nabbed illegal immigrants will be handed over to the Immigration Department.
In a separate incident Police in Moshi arrested Evans Korneli Tarimo (29), who was allegedly found in possession of 22 pellets of narcotic drugs. The Kilimanjaro Regional Police Commander (RPC), Robert Boaz told the 'Sunday News' that the suspect will be prosecuted soon after the drugs are identified and their destination established. Police said they could not give the value of the illicit drugs.