Two Zambians, Zimbabwean arrested in Botswana for allegedly trafficking 40 Ethiopians


Two Zambians have been arrested in Botswana in connection with human trafficking involving 40 suspected Ethiopians.

Botswana Police Service Public Relations Officer, near Bagali, said investigations had been opened in the case in which two Zambians and a Zimbabwean were arrested on August 15, 2023.

Bagali in a statement issued in Gaborone on Thursday said the three men were arrested at Ngwasha Veterinary Gate for suspected human trafficking.

He added that the three men were apprehended after their truck was stopped and searched during a Police operation at the Gate and the Police found 40 males who were inside the trailer.

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“Police preliminary investigations reveal that the 40 males, aged between 10 and 35years, were from Ethiopia in transit to South Africa,” Bagali said.

He said the three suspects, Evans Kalulu, aged 35 years and Francis Mutale, aged 46 years, both from Lusaka and Artwell Manyenuke, aged 35 years, of Masivingo in Zimbabwe appeared before Nata Magistrate on Thursday.

“They were further detained in Police custody pending investigations,” Bagali said.

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