Internationals Rainford Kalaba, Stopilla Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala yesterday endured a four interrogation at the Ndola Immigrations Offices on allegations they exited Zambian borders without following procedure.
The interrogations which started around 16:00 hours only ended around 20:00 hours with the players' passports being confiscated and commanded to report back to the Immigration Offices on Monday.
Kalaba, Sunzu and Sinkala are holed up at a hotel in Ndola effectively ruling them out of this afternoon's match between their Democratic Republic of Congo side TP Mazembe and Stade Malien of Mali.
The CAF Confederations Cup second leg semi-final match between the two sides will be played in Lubumbashi with Mazembe carrying an advantage of 2-1 from the first leg played in Bamako a fortnight ago.
Kalaba scored one of the two goals in Mali.
The BBC reported yesterday that Zambian authorities refused to allow three Zambia internationals to leave the country to return to their club in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rainford Kalaba, Stoppila Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala have been told to report to immigration officials in Ndola.
The TP Mazembe stars missed Zambia's friendly against Brazil in China in midweek amid a row over their fitness and were alleged to have gone missing.
On Tuesday Zambia issued warrants for the players to be arrested.
Zambian officials said the trio had secretly travelled back from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier in the week after they did not travel with the squad from Lusaka to Beijing.
Namati Nshinka, Zambia's Department of Immigration public relations officer, said in a statement: "The Department (of Immigration) intends to arrest the players and anyone who may have aided their illegal crossing."
However, Kalaba told BBC Sport on Friday that the players never left Zambia and insisted they have done nothing wrong.
"We never went back to Lubumbashi, we stayed in Zambia," Kalaba said. "I went to Ndola, while Sunzu and Sinkala stayed in Lusaka because they have houses there.
"There were rumours that we had disappeared because no-one knew where we were, but we had only switched off our phones because of all the attention."
On Friday the players were turned away from the border when they tried to return to DR Congo and join up with their club in Lubumbashi for this weekend's Confederation Cup semi-final second leg against Stade Malien.
But Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Kalusha Bwalya has told BBC Sport he believes the players would not be available to play for their club anyway because he feels Mazembe refused to comply with Fifa's request for the players to be released for international duty.
If that is the case, the players would not be able to play for Mazembe within five days of the international, ruling them out of Saturday's game.