Zimbabwe: Security Taskforce Intercepts 2 Fuel Tankers

17 September 2021

The national security taskforce has intercepted two fuel tankers carrying 43 000 litres of fuel that was being smuggled from South Africa to Zimbabwe via the Beitbridge Border Post.

Each truck was carrying unleaded petrol worth approximately R74 500 in import duty.

National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said one of the drivers Joseph Selowa, a South African national was arrested on Wednesday last week. He said the second driver was on the run.

"Indications are that on the day in question, our team received a tip-off about the vehicles that were smuggling fuel into the country.

"They then reacted and caught up with the suspect at the Beitbridge Border Post".

He said Selowa was driving a tanker (HMD 437 FS) with a trailer (HPW201FS) while the other driver of the tanker (319ERBGP) evaded arrest.

The two Infinite Transport tankers, he said were carrying a combined 43 800 litres of petrol destined for Memo Petroleum in Bulawayo.

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