Three Malawians were last Wednesday arrested by a joint operation of Zimbabwe Revenue Authorities, immigration officers, police officers, and other security agencies known as Ferret Squad at Beitbridge Border Post when they illegally entered Zimbabwe while wrapped in plastic sheets.
One of Zimbabwe’s local newspapers reported the arrests on Monday. The paper identified the trio as Peter Samuel (25) Jaru Musa (30) and Jafali Hamza (30) and said they were in a vehicle heading for Malawi when they were arrested.
According to a Ferret official, the trio, Samuel, Musa and Hamza have been charged for entering the country illegally while Melly has been charged with facilitating illegal migration under the provisions of the Immigration Act of Zimbabwe.
The trio arrived from South Africa in a pick-up truck which was carrying an assortment of goods en-route to Malawi.
It has also been reported that Melly wrapped the trio in the plastic bags because they had no travel documents.
He then went through all the customs and immigration formalities.
After which he drove the vehicle to the exit gate where they were stopped by security personnel for routine checks leading to their discovery.