WINDHOEK: Three illegal immigrants, suspected to be from India, were rounded up and arrested by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the capital this past weekend.
The three foreign nationals, aged 37, 50 and 60, were arrested during a routine police operation conducted by police officers and immigration officials.
Khomas Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Festus Shilongo told reporters at a media briefing here on Monday that the suspected illegal immigrants were rounded up and arrested at a rented house Saturday afternoon.
“We handed them over to the officials of the immigration department upon arrest,” said Shilongo who could not reveal the names of the arrested men, as they are yet to appear before court.
The Police on Saturday also arrested 15 hawkers who were allegedly selling food and clothing items in the Windhoek’s Central Business District (CBD) without the appropriate documentations.
The 15 hawkers were each fined N.dollars 500, and were released upon paying the fine, said Shilongo.