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POLICE ARRESTS TWO FOR SMUGGLING TOBACCO

Malawi police in Mchinji have arrested two people in possession of 52 bales which they intended to smuggle to neighboring Zambia.

The two were caught during a a joint operation which the police undertook together with The Tobacco Commission (TC)  in Mchinji.

In a statement, Tobacco Commission said they were conducting an anti-cross-border tobacco trade operation when they spotted the truck at Mkanda, Mchinji.

The driver of the vehicle and another man, presumed to be owner of the tobacco were arrested during the operation.

It is reported that some farmers in the country smuggle tobacco to Zambia in search for better prices and Malawi loses money due to the smuggling.

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