The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says they have impounded four buses and arrested their crews before seizing goods and items that are worth millions of dollars in Beitbridge.
In a statement, Police Spokesperson, assistant commissioner, Paul Nyati warned bus operators that are smuggling goods saying the law will take its course without fear.
”The ZRP is warning bus operators who are using their buses to smuggle goods into the country through B/Bridge Border Post that the law will take its course without fear or favour. ” The statement reads.
The goods were being smuggled from South Africa into the country.
He added that the relevant Ministry will be engaged to revoke their permits.
”The following buses were impounded and crew arrested while transporting contraband of smuggled goods into the country on 23/04/21; Sibbs Express AFJ 3555 with trailer AEZ 6946, Mzanzi CB 96 XB with trailer HD 94 XB, Charazim ABQ 8745, and Inter Africa DH 20 HP GP with trailer JV 00 VN GP.” Nyati said.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwean side of the Beitbridge Border Post remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic although South Africa opened its side of the border last month.