The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has not yet quantified the amount of Customs and Excise duty it had lost following the smuggling of 433 vehicles into the country.
Zimra spokesperson Francis Chimanda told NewsDay that the Authority could still seek for the arrest of those implicated in the smuggling of the vehicles. He said:
Prejudice can only be determined after the vehicles are subjected to proper customs clearance processes.
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Zimra systems indicate that the vehicles listed did not pay duty at all. The exercise is intended to regularise this irregularity.
Zimra last week issued an advertorial in a government-controlled weekly, inviting the owners of the vehicles it had listed to report to its Harare loss control office with import documents of the vehicles.
As of Wednesday (yesterday), NewsDay could not find out whether or not owners of the vehicles whose names appeared in the advertorial had complied.