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56 Arrested for Smuggling Maize and Mealie Meal

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has disclosed that 56 people have so far been arrested for smuggling of maize and mealie meal into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kampyongo said the joint team of operations involving the Zambia Police and Zambia National Service has been on high alert to curb smuggling.

He said unscrupulous people have been smuggling maize and mealie meal to the DRC.

Kampyongo has also revealed that 36 people of the 56 appeared before the Courts of law in which 30 convictions have been secured while the other six cases are pending.

He said the other 20 cases are still under investigation by the Zambia Police, further expressing hope that those found wanting will go through the same process.

“The joint operation of the Zambia Police and Zambia National Service has been very effective and has helped reduce cases of smuggling on the Copperbelt,” Kampyongo stated.

He said the arrests made were an indication of government’s commitment to ending the smuggling.

Kampyongo is hopeful that arrests will send a strong warning to would be offenders.

5 Comments

  1. professor Clerk

    we are sobbing because of high prices of meali-meal in this country while some fools are smuggling,jail them period

    • sly

      but there not stealing mudala,its a way of survival in this country where jobs are had to find,they put in there hard earned money to make a profit

  2. Gangsta grabs

    How about you Kampyongo, when will you be convicted of moving from a booty licker to now being a balls licker of the so called Head of State of Corrupt ECL Republica.

  3. STIFF PUNISHER

    SUCH PIPO HATE ZED. @ LEAST 35 YRS IN WILL DO TO DETER OTHER WOULD BE OFFENDERS. MAY I PRESIDE OVER THESE CASES PLEASE?

  4. Joe pwiza

    We are crying for maize in our country and others are selling our food teach them a lesson so that others can learn

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