56 Arrested for Smuggling Maize and Mealie Meal

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo, disclosed that 56 people have so far been arrested for smuggling of maize and mealie meal into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kampyongo said the joint team of operations involving the Zambian Police and Zambian National Service has been on high alert to curb smuggling. He said unscrupulous people have been smuggling maize and mealie meal to the DRC.

“The joint operation of the Zambia Police and Zambia National Service has been very effective and has helped reduce cases of smuggling on the Copperbelt,” Kampyongo stated.

Kampyongo said the arrests made were an indication of government’s commitment to ending the smuggling. He is hopeful the arrests will send a strong warning message to would be offenders.

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