The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has seized 28 packs of Indian hemp (Chamba) weighing over 300kg in Kasungu.
The consignment believed to be on its way to area 24 in Lilongwe, was intercepted by a special patrol team at Santhe in Kasungu around midnight on Tuesday 17th May 2016.
According to MRA deputy director of corporate affairs Steven Kapoloma, the consignment was being transported in a Toyota Spacio registration number KK 3960 belonging to William Wonga but was being driven by James Banda who is from Kawale in Lilongwe.
The value of the consignment is yet to be determined.
The 28 packs of chamba and the two passengers are now in the hands of the police at Area 3 Police Station in Lilongwe.
“Besides revenue collection, the Authority has a key role in counteracting tax fraud and other forms of fiscal evasion and protecting citizens from dangerous and harmful goods”
“MRA is, therefore, appealing to the general public to report anybody who is smuggling or being involved in similar malpractice by dialling our Deloitte Tip Offs Anonymous Service toll free number 847 for Airtel, TNM and ACCESS subscribers and for MTL dial 80000847 ous [email protected]” reads part of the statement by MRA.