MRA seizes 357 bales of zitenje

Written by  Tasungana Kazembe

The Malawi Revenue Authority-MRA intercepted a truck carrying 357 bales of Zitenje at Lirangwe roadblock in Blantyre on Tuesday afternoon.



MRA Marketing and Communications Manager Wilma Chalulu told MBC that the trader, a Chinese nation Xue Jue Xiang declared the consignment as ladies garments with the intention to evade duty of K16.9 million. MRA has since seized the goods pending payment of the taxes and a penalty.


The tax collecting body has also warned all business people with the tendency of smuggling goods into the country that it will punish them in accordance with the law.


Smuggling of goods is an offense which is contrary to section 135 of the Customs and Exercise Act that is punishable under section 142 of the same Act.   

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