ARUSHA, Tanzania, (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian authorities said on Tuesday
that 13,393 undocumented immigrants were arrested in the
nine months to March.
Minister for Home Affairs Hamad Masauni disclosed the
figure during a parliamentary session in the country’s
immigrants were nabbed in an operation that started in
July 2017 and lasted through March this year.
2,815 of the undocumented immigrants were sent to court
while 117 others were slapped with fines.
imprisoned 429 of them while 6,316 were forced to return
to their respective countries,” he said, responding to a
question a lawmaker.
Masauni, 1,353 undocumented immigrants were set free
after meeting the requirements of being legal residents.
the Home Affairs Mwigulu Nchemba said east African
governments have agreed on working together to curb