Thupeyo Muleya, Beitbridge Bureau
AUTHORITIES at Beitbridge border post have heightened their anti-smuggling drive following the recent interception of three South Africa registered tankers smuggling a combined 116 000 litres of petrol from the neighbouring country.
It is also understood that a customs clearing agent linked to the case has gone into hiding following the incident that occurred on April 22.
The Chronicle is reliably informed that the fuel, which has a special excise duty of between RTGS$2,20 and RTGS$2,5 per litre, has since been disposed through an auction for around US$260 000.
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