POLICE in Central Province have intercepted a truck carrying more than 100 Ethiopians heading to South Africa in what is suspected to be a case of human trafficking.
The Scania truck registration number ACZ 5219 was impounded in Serenje District on Monday at Pensulo check point after police discovered that it was loaded with foreign nationals.
Central Province Police Chief Lombe Kamukoshi who confirmed the incident said three Zambian nationals have also been detained in connection with the matter.
Ms Kamukoshi said the Ethiopians were being screened before they could be handed over to the Immigration Department for other processes.
She, however, warned that police was on alert to ensure people who attempt to enter the country illegally do not go unchecked.