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Cheeky trucker fills tank with water, declares diesel


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A cheeky truck driver in transit to Zambia has been busted for smuggling 39 000 litres of diesel into Zimbabwe and filling the tank with water on exit into the northern neighbour under the guise of transporting the petroleum shipment.

Police revealed the offence via their official Twitter handle Tuesday.

“On 14/02/22, Police in Chirundu arrested Abraham Mutakwa (42) for contravening section 162 of the customs and Exercise Act, Chapter 23:02,” police said.

“The suspect who was driving a Freightliner Colombia truck, registration number ACE2957 entered the country through Forbes border Post with 39660 Litres of diesel destined for Zambia.


“At Chirundu Border Post it was discovered that the tank was loaded with an estimated 39 000 litres of water. #notosmuggling.”

Police urged the public to properly declare all goods entering and exiting the country.


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