ZRA intercepts 3 trucks with smuggled alcohol

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The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has intercepted three trucks in different locations with alcohol believed to be meant for Christmas celebrations worth about K700, 000 in taxes.

One of the trucks was intercepted in the Southern Province on the new bottom road off Siavonga in the bush were it was found offloading into two canter trucks and two small buses.

according to a statement issued by ZRA corporate communications manager, Topsy Sikalinda, the other two trucks were intercepted in Chirundu district after the border town with forged documents purporting to be carrying various furniture fittings.

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

These were concealed under floor tiles and they are believed to be counterfeit products.

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