The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified an operation targeting syndicates involved in cross
This follows the arrest of Hillary Makopa (28) for smuggling cigarettes using a gas tanker truck on 18
November 2023 at Beitbridge Border post.
In a statement police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said cigarette
smuggling syndicates will be arrested.
“The police therefore categorically state that, cigarette smuggling syndicates will be arrested
without fear or favour.
“We warn bus operators, truck drivers, omalayitsha, clearing agents or any other person who initiate
acts of smuggling that they are equally liable and will be arrested,” he said.