Pakistani men arrested in Zimbabwe are ‘illegal immigrants’

2010-06-26 13:51

Two Pakistani nationals were arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of

being illegal immigrants when they tried to cross into South Africa, national

police said on Saturday.


Colonel Vish Naidoo said the two had suspicious documents when they

were arrested by the Zimbabwean police.


Naidoo denied earlier reports that the men were held on suspicion

of terrorism.


“Nothing like that was ever discussed. The Zimbabwean police only

arrested the two because they had wrong documents,” he said.


Naidoo did not have details on the matter.


According to media reports, the two men – Imran Muhammad (33) and

Chaudry Parvez Ahmed (39) – tried to enter South Africa via the Beitbridge

border crossing with Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe’s government-run Herald newspaper said police believed

that the suspects tried to enter the country with fake passports.


The men flew from Saudi Arabia to Tanzania, where they allegedly

acquired fake Kenyan passports before entering Zimbabwe.


Police did not release details.


“They are in Harare and in custody as investigations on the case

continue,” the Herald quoted a police spokesperson as saying.

 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.