Zimbabwe Police Bust Fuel Smuggling Syndicate

Police in Nyanga have busted a fuel syndicate that was smuggling fuel from Mozambique into Zimbabwe.

Givemore Mubvuta (29), Adam Marongedza (31) and Tambudzai Ngorombe (age not given) from Nyanga were arrested on November 15 at around 2 am.

Manicaland acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, told NewsDay that the arrests were made on Wednesday.

Chinyoka said officers at Ruwangwe Police Station in Nyanga, acting on a tip-off, intercepted three vehicles carrying 3 500 litres of diesel and petrol.

Fuel in Mozambique is relatively cheaper compared to Zimbabwe.

This comes as motorists are complaining that some fuel dealers in the country are not accepting the Zimbabwe dollar despite being beneficiaries of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe foreign currency auction system.

Treasury recently hinted that it will be engaging the National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) of Zimbabwe for the importation and distribution of fuel thereby shunning errant fuel dealers.

More: Pindula News

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