ZRA intercepts bags of mealie-meal about to be smuggled into Tanzania
Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) at Nakonde border in Muchinga Province has intercepted over 1000 x 25 kilogram bags of mealie-meal.
The contraband which has since been seized was about to be smuggled into Tanzania.
This comes barely 7 days after Patriotic Front (PF) Senior District Party Officials in the border town intercepted another contraband of 40 x 25 KG bags of mealie-meal which were about to be smuggled into the neighboring country.
ZRA Assistant Commissioner of Customs at Nakonde border post Waner Chilembo confirmed the development to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Nakonde today.
Mr. Chilembo said that an alert team of ZRA officers over the weekend intercepted a total of 1,130 x 25 KG bags of mealie meal which was about to be smuggled into Tanzania.
Mr. Chilembo said that the contraband was intercepted at the customs yard exit gate, nicely concealed under empty crates of soft drinks in the Zambian registered truck number ACH 3273.
Mr. Chilembo further disclosed that the vehicle involved which belongs to a local business man Musuku Siame has also been seized.
The Commissioner has since warned people involved in such businesses that ZRA does not only collect revenue on behalf of the Government but protects the nation as well by ensuring that it checks all the goods leaving the country.
He added that ZRA will not allow anyone to use Nakonde border for illegal businesses.