Court releases impounded trucks for maize smugglers

Chitipa Magistrate court has ordered immediate release of all trucks impounded on allegations that they were smuggling maize to the Malawi’s neighbouring countries of Tanzania and Kenya.

Some of the trucks that were impounded for smuggling maize

“Yes its true the court has released all the vehicles suspected to be smuggling maize on condition that the businessmen should not sell the maize,” said our source.

The businessmen have since commended the Judiciary for the development as they have been complaining that their trucks were deteriorating since they were being held with maize load.

They accused Police of violatingthe laws since the vehicles were not impounded at the border but within the country.

Malawi National Police Headquarters Public Relations Officer James Kadadzera in an interview with Nyasa Times  confirmed that the vehicles were impounded not at the border.

“The vehicles were not at the border they were even far from the border but we suspected that they were intending to smuggle maize to neighbouring countries after noting that the tonnage was too huge for Chitipa alone.

“Only court will have the final say on these issues but currently we are treating the case as any case,” aaid Kadadzera.

Some transporters says the seizure was unlawful saying there is no law  restricting internal maize movement.

Malawi Police confiscated 17 trucks loaded with bags of maize.

The case has been adjourned to May this year.

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7 years ago

Chiuta yekha wakumanya

7 years ago

Banangadi chalo chomene bafwiti gha DPP. Mukuyowoyadi unenesko ndipo ni vindere na Pitala uwo. Wose bakutemwa kwiba pamoza na Chaponda agha bakutondeka kumuzenga na kumujalira ku prison. Vindere chomene. Chalo chingatukuka uli na umoyo wakwiba nthena?

Stuped Lomwes
7 years ago

Asatinamizepo apa ma truck awa eni ake ndi a DPP akanakhala a Chakwera kapena Kamlepo akanawasiya? va DPP ndimwe vindere chomene mwatinangira chalo ichi!

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