After the enactment of Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 which banned the importation of most basic commodities, the Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested 54 048 people. All the people were arrested in Mashonaland East after smuggling goods through illegal crossing points between the Zimbabwe- Mocambique border. A source in the police told online publication, New Zimbabwe:
The illegal crossing points along the Mudzi District have of late become popular with smugglers coming from Mozambique into Zimbabwe while in possession of various commodities.
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