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ZRA Busts alcohol Smuggling Attempt at Katima border

Zambia Revenue Authority corporate communications manager Topsy Sikalinda has revealed a smuggling attempt of alcohol at Katima Mulilo Border Post in Sesheke.

He said 120 bottles of assorted whisky worth K26, 000 in value and taxes were hidden in different parts of 2 motor vehicles.

Below is the full statement:

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has uncovered another alcohol smuggling attempt at Katimamulilo border post.

This time 120 bottles of assorted whisky worth K26,000 in value and taxes were hidden in different parts of the motor vehicles.

The alert Customs Officers conducted the search at the entry gate into Zambia from Namibia and discovered the alcohol stashed cleverly in the improvised holes under the seats and others in the front bonnets.

Involved were two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla, registration number ABM 1975 and a Toyota Fielder, registration number AJD 651 which were immediately impounded and issued with seizure notices for attempted smuggling in accordance with the Section 149 of Customs and Excise Act, Cap 322 of the Laws of Zambia.

The two vehicles were parked in the ZRA customs yard on. However, the following morning, officers discovered that the two vehicles were missing  from the yard, prompting a joint investigation and manhunt with other security wings being launched.

One of the vehicles, the Toyota Fielder has since been recovered in Kasima village in Sesheke District, about 10 kilometres from the border.

The hunt for the Toyota Corolla is very active and the Authority is optimistic that the culprits will soon be met by the long arm of the law.

As the Authority, we have always said that smuggling does not pay  and in cases like this one, both the goods and the vessels used for attempted smuggling will be seized by the Authority and forfeited to the State.

With our Anti-smuggling unit now more equipped and motivated with the new combat uniform, we are more equal to the task and so all persons and organisations involved in smuggling of goods into, or out of Zambia, must know that their days are numbered.

Issued by: Topsy Sikalinda –

Corporate Communications Manager,

Zambia Revenue Authority

 

12 Comments

  1. Hev rena

    Good boy Topci!

  2. Chendabusiku

    “The two vehicles were parked in the ZRA customs yard on. However, the following morning, officers discovered that the two vehicles were missing from the yard, prompting a joint investigation and manhunt with other security wings being launched.” It is this kind of security that encourages people to smuggle things. It is not that the officers were alert it was sheer accident that they discovered those smuggled goods. How do seized motor vehicles disappear in the custody of law enforcement agents????

  3. Chendabusiku

    We need a deprecate unit to monitor the activities of these ZRA chaps. There are chaps at Kazungula border post responsible for clearing of foreign registered vehicles entering Zambia that Department needs to be investigated.

  4. Valentine

    Pure colluption how all two vehicles can disappear from the yard.

  5. Shimukokota Nsono

    Smuggling out of Zambia? How about mukula bring cut, gold and diamonds being mined in this country? Zambia is not poor except for corruption and economical leakages. ZRA, please help this beautiful country.
    Regards

  6. One Zambia one nation

    Imwe twebeni ifishinka not ifyo muletweba

  7. Razor

    So those new caterpillar uniforms are the ones that made ZRA catch those smugglers and not the efforts of officers themselves. Then maybe we should change uniforms of all security wings.

  8. elvis robby

    It is a free for all looting, ubomba mwibala.. Sikalinda, you are just used by the system.

  9. Nzelu

    Job well done, ZRA.

    We also want to hear of high profile cases. The big companies and individuals who are making this country lose huge sums of money through tax evasions. For instance, it is common knowledge that some mining companies are plundering our natural resources yet nothing has been unearthed.
    It is also high time that we start hearing of very high profile cases not just small ones.
    Osashukila chabe bafana. Muzigwilako naba kulu bosses.

  10. awan

    mwemashilumwe just give the people the beers concentrate on important isues not ifyo pali 26pin u are spending 50pin hunting the culprits. thats why u go to states to receive a donation of 8000 dollars and you spend 250000 dollars. useless monkeys. we need those beers in zambia please.

  11. Dennyman

    🐛 can go into the boots and bonnets

  12. King isreal

    Apwalala uyo

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