Local

Police intercept three truckloads of smuggled second-hand clothes

Story Highlights
  • Upon arriving at a checkpoint in the highway, the trucks were signalled to stop but failed to comply, resulting in police firing shots to deflate the front tyres, leading to the arrest of the three drivers.

POLICE in Marondera have intercepted three truckloads of second hand clothes along the Harare-Mutare highway and arrested the drivers concerned.

The trucks were intercepted near Dombotombo turn off in Marondera after police received a tip-off that there were trucks carrying second hand clothes suspected to have been smuggled.

Upon arriving at a checkpoint in the highway, the trucks were signalled to stop but failed to comply, resulting in police firing shots to deflate the front tyres, leading to the arrest of the three drivers.

The smuggled second hand bales are in excess of 400.

Zimbabwe Republic Police Officer Responsible for Crime in Mashonaland East, Assistant Commissioner Amon Ndou,confirmed the incident and warned members of the public against dealing in smuggled clothes.

The three truck drivers namely Nomatter Mutsanza aged 31, 49 year old Godfrey Matimati and Chengerayi Gonzo who is 35, all from Mutare, are expected to appear in court soon on charges of failing to account for smuggled second hand clothes. ■

Follow @ZimbabweVoice on Twitter, or like our Facebook page by clicking here for the latest breaking news in Zimbabwe. To join one of our clean WhatsApp news group, click here. If you find the group full, let us know by clicking here.

Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Zimbabwe Voice notices you have turned on ad blocker. Kindly turn it off to access our content, as we rely on ads revenue to keep operating.