Two Malawi Army soldiers risk arrest over maize smuggling

Two soldiers from Malawi Defence Force (MDF) risk arrest after Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) impounded a truck which they were attempting to smuggle maize to the neighbouring Tanzania at Kaporo roadblock in Karonga, officials have confirmed.

The impounded trucks loaded with bags of maize

The truck registration number RU 4725 belongs to unknown business tycoon was aided by two soldiers in MDF Land Cruiser.

The soldiers managed to beat other roadblocks such Mwenilondo, Chilumba, and Rukuru because of some senior Karonga police officers.

However, the MRA at Kaporo roadblock managed to impound the vehicle after some struggles.

“The MDF soldiers threatened to deal with us saying MRA is not in position to impound maize and ask us to call their boss but we vehemently refused and tell them that the vehicle will be released especially  if our bosses told us to do so,” said the MRA officials.

MRA Head of Cooperate Affairs Steven Kapoloma admitted that the said vehicle is in their hands.

However, Kapoloma said “the soldiers escorted the said vehicle after the owner claimed to have valid documents so they wanted the MRA officials at Kaporo roadblock to scrutinize the said documents and that is what you should write in your story.”

MDF spokesperson lieutenant Wilned Chawinga could not immediately comment.

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7 years ago

Kufa kwa Kamudzu Banda pano aliyense anapeza poliseweletsa dziko

7 years ago

Thats Malawi I know and you tell the poor to be patriotic. We are praying for our land that God must release High blood presure, diabetes, cadiac arrest, etc to go to big houses built with stolen money from the poor to reward them.

7 years ago

@Zande, you are the one who’s stupid. Northeners don’t tolerate nonsense. They don’t vote like people in the centre and south. Northeners vote sensibly.Just look at the way they have been voting since 1994.

Zander mutiuze
7 years ago

U see its high government officials Who has destroke Malawi. If they arrest the soilders they have to arrest Chaponda. Chaponda is The left hand If Peter. Whatever he steal they share with APM If Malawians want to know how much this DD/Muntharikas has stolen get out DDP 2019 by majority vote. They can not win If the North, Central and some Southerners vote them out. Unfortunately some Northerners are stupid will vote for DDP. Its youth who can make it happening.

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