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One of the impounded vehicles One of the impounded vehicles Image by Norbert MZEMBE

Malawi Police Impound 26 Trucks Of Maize

Written by  Written By Norbert MZEMBE in Karonga Mar 29, 2017

Police in Karonga have impounded 26 trucks ranging from 15 to 20 tonnes which are suspected to have been illegally exporting maize to Zambia and Tanzania.

Many of the trucks belong to ALMEIDA.

According to Karonga Deputy Police Spokesperson, George Mulewa, police have enforced tight security on the exportation of the staple grain adding that investigations are currently under way to impound more tracks.

Meanwhile, rumours are that the intercepted maize grains on board belong to Farmers Word Organisation and Export Trading Company limited an allegation Mulewa has denied to comment on saying that the owners are currently not known.

 “Currently we cannot say anything about the owners of the grains because our investigations are still underway. The same officers who are in the field hunting for more trucks are the ones who will give us detailed information after interrogation,” said Mulewa.

Commenting on the charges the owners will be levelled against, Mulewa said if found guilty, the owners might be answerable to different charges.

 “I cannot say it now as to what they will be charged for. Their charges will depend on the findings of the investigations,” added Mulewa.

The development follows a recent interception of about 17 similar tracks ferrying maize to Zambia and Tanzania by police in Chitipa district.

just a day after the impound, State House officials confirmed to Capital FM that army officers have been deployed in all boarders across the country to impound vehicles smuggling maize and tobacco.

Mgeme Kalilani who is presidential secretary and spokesperson said they have taken such a step because it had been observed that some people were taking advantage of the fact that the country is expecting bumper harvest this year.

 

 

 

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