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THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has launched a clampdown on cross border transport operators commonly known as omalayitsha, seizing undeclared goods along the Beitbridge-Bulawayo highway.

The operation has since seen the South Africa-based transporters using alternative routes to evade tax officials.

This week Zimra officials, with the help of ZRP, mounted roadblocks in Gwanda and West Nicholson where transporters were forced to offload all the goods for inspection.

“We have been here for four hours and the process is tiresome, we are being made to account for everything including a sweet,” said Mengezi Moyo.

Seized goods were seen being taken to Gwanda police station for what some police officers said was “safe keeping”.

Last year a warehouse full of goods worth $5 million in Beitbridge was destroyed when a suspicious fire gutted the building.

Goods entering into Zimbabwe from other countries must be declared at points of entry.

However, due to leakages at the country’s borders some goods are smuggled in.

Zimbabwe reportedly loses millions every month due to smuggling.

Source : New Zimbabwe