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Police arrest four for involvement in fuel smuggling

ByEconomic Times

Nov 24, 2021

By ETimes

Three suspects were recently detained by Nyanga police for reportedly transporting 3,500 liters of gasoline and diesel over the Gairezi River in Ruwangwe.

Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, the acting provincial police spokesperson for Manicaland, said the three suspects—Adam Marongedza (31), Tambudzai Ngororombe (45), and Givemore Mabvuta—were apprehended after receiving a tip while loading petrol into their truck along the Gairezi River’s banks.

They were detained for breaking Chapter 15.05. Hazardous Substance and Articles Act Section 17 (1).

“Police at Ruwangwe Police Station received information that the three were loading fuel along Gairezi River. Police softly reacted and intercepted the syndicate at 2am. They arrested them. They recovered 3,500 litres of petrol and diesel.

“We have intensified operations to curb cases of smuggling along border areas and inlands through stop and searches, among other means,”  Assistant Inspector Chinyoka said – HARARE

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