The Zambia Revenue Authority elite anti-smuggling squad has impounded a tipper truck carrying alcohol worth K250,000 in taxes.
The Tipper truck was intercepted around 02:30 hours at Naduba in Chikankata district of the southern province destined for Lusaka.
The alcohol is believed to have been smuggled in to Zambia and smugglers thought by using a tipper truck they would not be noticed by the anti-smuggling teams that are patrolling day and night.
Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has insisted that “ZRA will not change its stance on smuggling and that smugglers will risk losing both the goods and the truck when caught”.
Mr. Chanda further advised the transporters and truckers to ensure that they deal with legit clients who are not in the habit of smuggling to avoid the risk of losing their vehicles when impounded.
He said despite the authority meeting its annual revenue target for 2018, ZRA will not relent on anti-smuggling activities.
“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”, Mr. Chanda said.
This is according to a statement issued to the media by ZRA Corporate Communications Manager Topsy Sikalinda.