Malawi Revenue Authority seizes Petroda truckload of vandalised items in Mzuzu heading to Tanzania

The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) on Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 seized over 2,000 kilogrammes of vandalised cables, water pipes, bolts and taps from a fuel tanker in Mzuzu.

The seized truck

Officials from MTL, Escom, Northern Regiona Water Board and the police witness unpacking of the seized items

Officials from MTL, Escom, Northern Regiona Water Board and the police witness unpacking of the seized items

The development follows patrols mounted by MRA Flexible Anti-Smuggling Teams (FAST) in the city.

The items were concealed in sacks inside the tanker, registration number PE 7146 belonging to Petroda Malawi Limited which was heading for Tanzania.

Driver for the tanker Patrick Chitsime of P.O Box 226 Blantyre has been charged with conveyance of prohibited items.

The seized items which were to be smuggled out of the country have since been identified by Escom, Northern Region Water Board and MTL.

MRA is currently working to determine the value of the items in liaison with the concerned parties.

“MRA appreciates the support it is getting from the public to curb malpractices such as smuggling and tax evasion,” said MRA’s Head of Corporate Affairs Steven Kapoloma.

The authority further encourages anyone who notices such malpractices not to hesitate but report through toll free number 847 for Airtel and TNM subscribers or 80000847 for MTL subscribers.

Informants can also send their tips through email address: [email protected] or fax to 0182 229.

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falliot
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that’s not patriotism and integrity, the driver is as bad as chaponda, the maizegater

Chimbwatiko
Guest

Very Bad for the Driver,we should also blame the Transporters….give ur Drivers good conditions most of the Drivers receive peanuts …akanatani Driver atapeza matola.

Kanthu Ako!!
Guest

Your comment is very stupid.

nombea
Guest

………………………and with all this, we keep blaming ourselves being an impoverished state…..really??
………………………and with all this, we keep blaming service providers of poor quality service…….really?
……………………….and with all this, we happily hope things would improve some day…….really????
……………………….and with all this, we keep on being laughed at by our neighbors for being unpatriotic citizens!!

Napwito
Guest

FOOLISH LOMWE MLAKHO DRIVERS!!!!!! NTCHITO KUSWANA NGATI MBILA!

jo
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my home boy

Ntumbuka
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Foolish Malawians continuing to shoot ourselves in both feet. Then you blame the government………….mxiiiiiiiiiiest. .

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