By Lloyd Takawira
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has busted a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) car smuggling syndicate involving officers and agents operating at Beitbridge Border Post
So far 10 officials and agents have been nabbed for their role in the smuggling of over 2400 cars into the country
ZACC spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure confirmed the arrests to the media ,
“Yes, we have arrested 10 Zimra officials who were allegedly involved in the smuggling of vehicles and they will soon appear in court.
The operation targeting to recover smuggled vehicles is an ongoing exercise and we will not rest until all who are involved are brought to book.
ZACC and Zimra have since started to recover some of the vehicles which entered in the country illegally. We expect to recover more. The nation has lost thousands (of dollars) in revenue in this scam and we need to recover that money”
ZACC also confirmed that so far 102 vehicles have been recovered and that more arrests are looming.
The smuggled vehicles were being kept in with Washnet, Emri and Prince Edward Car Sales operating at the intersection of Mazowe Street and Josiah Tongogara Avenue in Harare.
The country is said to have lost millions of dollars to the porousness at various port of entries with Beitbridge being the most porous .