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510 hrs community service for notorious Beitbridge smuggler

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510 hrs community service for notorious Beitbridge smuggler



BEITBRIDGE-A Masvingo magistrate Maxwell Ngwerume has sentenced a well-known Beitbridge smuggler, Simbarashe Nyongo (35), of House number 1386, Beitbridge posing as a Malaitsha to 510 hours community service for violating Section 182 of the Customs and exercise Act Chapter 12:03.

Nyongo who was being represented by Frank Chirairo of Chirairo and Associates Legal Practitioners was arrested on January 10, 2024 around 00:30 am at Bubi Truck stop in Mwenezi for smuggling 38 refrigerators, three 4-plate stoves and three microwaves. The total value of the seized goods is ZWL$136 000 000.

All the goods were forfeited to the State. He will perform the community service at St Joseph primary school in Beitbridge. 

Edmore Mukono (37), the driver of the truck was also arrested  for contravening Section 157 of the criminal law codification and reform act chapter 09:23 after he was found in possession of four wrapped bags of loose dagga. The truck had a consignment of bond papers which had relevant documents.

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