The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes

The Zambia Revenue Authority elite anti-smuggling squads working together with customs officers from Chirundu boarder have intercepted 3 trucks in different locations with alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes.

ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda says one of the trucks was intercepted in the southern province on the new bottom road off Siavonga in the bush where it was found offloading into two canter trucks and two small buses.

Mr. Sikalinda said the other two trucks were intercepted in Chirundu district after the border town with forged documents purporting to be carrying various furniture fittings.

He said these are pure cases of forgery, false representation and attempted smuggling contrary to the customs and excise act Chapter 322 of the laws of Zambia.

“We want to make it very clear to the owners of these consignments that this is a straight seizure, and we shall recommend for forfeiture of both the goods & trucks to the state”, He said.

Mr. Sikalinda said the Authority has since decentralized all the elite anti-smuggling teams in all major routes country as a permanent feature going forward. The officers are already on the ground in their permanent operational areas and we hope smuggling will now be brought to the lowest possible levels.

In another development, Mr. Sikalinda said the authority has also intercepted 568 cases of smuggled Kiwi shoe polish worth about K342, 160 in value on the Nakonde route.

He said these were concealed under floor tiles and they are believed to be counterfeit products.

“We have always said smuggling does no pay, these are the results. This year, going forward, the authority has resolved to ensure smugglers are prosecuted instead of being charged penalties”, Mr. Sikalinda added.

He has since appealed to Zambians to report anyone to the nearest ZRA office that is suspected to be smuggling goods into the country.

The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
The alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes
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31 COMMENTS

  1. Thats what Zambians are at, Drinking bear, All the corruption by EL is ok as long as they can drink, Look at the French, They are up in arms over the raising fuel prices but the poor Zambians only care about beer.

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    • The question must be “why is it that all this smuggling it taking place?”

      Maybe government should look at their tax policies regards booze.

      Do not punish citizens trying to make a living please.

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    • By Koswe.
      President Edgar Lungu has been discharged from the Johannesburg private Hospital in South Africa.

      The President was discharged at 05:00hours today and he was immediately flown to Nyamvu Safaris in the lower Zambezi.

      Nyamvu Safaris is owned by the Asian conman Gulam Patel and his son Zaeed Patel.

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    • This is what happens when the economy is rock bottom fuel, food, booze is smuggled in …people look for ways to cut corners. Since BUFFOON CK quizzed about Lazy Lungu’s whereabouts and Amos’s statement he has not showed himself further adding fuel to speculations. That beer will end up at the next PF Christmas party hosted by Kaizer and young Munir instead of being destroyed!!

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    • This is going to end up like the Mukula debacle where trucks with paperwork are impounded with illegal goods but noone is ever arrested even trucks are released….but we know the big boys are involved. Follow up on this issue that contraband will be reduced to a quarter and trucks will be back on the road.

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    • Were UPND officials and CHILDISH on site to check if premarked ballots were under the alcohol bottles? Let Prof. HANSONI write on his University Letterhead to the UN about it. CHILDISH.

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    • Lazy bum illiterate tribal TONGA hooligan bully son of a polygamous father who never taught him toilet training pooping in public HAGAIN needing BoSpakata and Tattoo cynical Satanist friend of CHILDISH to change his diapers in public HAGAIN! She will will be tired by the end of the day because she has many CHILDREN and UNDER FIVES to change diapers on.

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    • Its the norm now …no wonder he is being patronized and entertained by crooks at a Private lounge away from OP security detail.

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  2. So ZRA thinks this smuggling has started today? There was a time(a couple of years ago)I visited Luangwa district where I witnessed many different kinds of beer peddled across the Zambezi river from Zimbabwe and Mozambique

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    • No! They will only H-arrest the Privatization thief, inside Trading thief and money laundering thief. The rest H-a innocent.

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    • Its clear you know nothing about marketing or strategy…you are a consumer; if you have run a shop of any kind anyway in the world you wouldn’t ask such a daft question.

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    • @*****ic Jay Jay, that was very intelligent question. What if this smuggling has also been happening outside the festive season but the smugglers were not just caught, then we cannot attribute this episode to Christmas. You are such an ***** Jay Jay

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  3. Zambians are famous for one thing.you must see them at stadiums .They are big hearted when it comes to sharing this commodity.so ZRA have mercy on them.????

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  4. At least ZRA will have a good Christmas party this year especially if they have also kept some of the chickens they purportedly destroyed last month.

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