Economy

Police Impound Trucks Carrying 1, 200 Bags of Mealie Meal to DRC

Police in Mufulira District on the Copperbelt have intercepted and impounded two trucks laden with about 1,200 bags of mealie meal believed to have been destined for neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

And Police have arrested one driver whose name has been withheld while another is on the run after their trucks were impounded.

District Commissioner Hildah Kawesha who confirmed the development said police arrested a driver whose truck had 773 bags of breakfast mealie meal.

She said the driver has been detained at Mokambo Police station while the trucks have been moved to Mufulira Police Station to await further investigations.

“Yes I can confirm that we impounded two trucks laden with mealie meal in a combined operation with police and Zambia National Service, for other details please try to contact the commissioner of police,” Kawesha said.

However, Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga was unreachable by press time as her mobile phone went unanswered

17 Comments

  1. Andrew Bagala

    The story is incomplete. It doesn’t answer basic questions. Why was the driver arrested or what is his crimes?
    Is it illegal to export mealie meals?
    What is the consequence of his arrest? In other words, if convicted, what would be the likely sentence.
    How prevalent is the crime?

  2. Chanda

    So you don’t know smuggling is a crime? By arresting the driver he will disclose who the owners of the trucks are. Kikikiki people can be so damn mmmmm

  3. KAvindele

    This is why I’m even failing to go to my home land because they might I’m cruel as Zambians 😭😭

  4. Joseph Mundia

    smugguling, its a crime ?

  5. MANAGER'S OBAMA

    Ooh Sorry

  6. Osei

    Same people are behind of their country rules

  7. Chimuka siamatika

    Bafikala mupeleka staff mu country yabene mwanu Mulijala panyo boma vimangene no mercy vinauziliwa kukonda mula mugettho baguy siba harder nomula

  8. King cool

    The drivers knew the first step they took that carrying mealie meal and transport them to the neighboring countries it’s a crime.and a punishable offense. The offenders has to forfeit his own car and goods .

  9. Hildah Kawesha

    SIBANA NIDYESEMO

  10. DRIVER

    Okay madame i will offer my 2 million inch dick its so sweet you will even sweep the case under the carpet chipyanya nyini

  11. THE DEMONIC CHILD (Who uses the Bible for toilet papers)

    So its a crime to export meal meal ?😒😒😒.uyu shetani bukala bwakwe lungu chikala naatumpa saana bwamba bwa wishi.wanya cikala bakakunyonga amatole nga wafumapo stanyoko

  12. Isaac Banda

    UPND IS responsible for this👊

  13. Busy

    The first person started very well kwatifyamano efyo aleipusha,very behind 🤣🤣

  14. Majoni Tyson

    Let them do their businesses. I head last time the President pronouncing that the business men should take advantage of the demand of maize in the neighboring country and encouraged every interested men to buy maize and export, now it has turned into a crime again. In fact the FRA has failed to clear maize from the farmers. Not fair.

  15. TOKA TOKA VIBES

    I WISH BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF RTSA THE GRAND PRIX BUS RALLIES BEING HELD ON THE MANSA TO KASHIKISHI ROAD BY THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC BUS OPERATORS;TALWAKA LUMO,LIKILI MOTORWAYS AND PEACE SOLDIER.ON THE 20TH NOVEMBER 2018 ONE OF THE BUSES COMING FROM KASHIKISHI HIT A PERSON AND NEVER EVEN REPORTED THE MATTER TO THE POLICE.WHERE IS RTSA IN THIS MADNESS BY THESE DAGGA SMOKING ZHONG TONG BUS DRIVERS?

  16. hensialu

    if the driver had collected all the documents accordingly please don’t late his family and the owner of the truck be in pressure, just late them produced with their Janey.

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