THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has confiscated 107 bales of second-hand clothes, estimated at over US$30 000, from a suspected smuggler in Waterfalls, Harare.
In a statement yesterday, ZACC said the house, at which the bales were recovered, is rented out to one, Takudzwa Marshal Kaluza, of Budiriro.
Kaluza allegedly fled the scene while the bales were being loaded into a truck for transportation to ZIMRA.
“ZACC received a tip-off that there were bales of second-hand clothes at Number 212 Ferndale Road, Waterfalls, Harare, believed to be a storage facility for second-hand clothing smuggled into the country for resale,” reads the statement.
“Investigations by ZACC revealed the bales were stashed in a room rented out to Takudzwa Marshal Kaluza of Budiriro.
“While the team was loading the bales into a truck for transportation to ZIMRA offices, for further investigations, Kaluza escaped, leaving behind his vehicle, a Toyota Hiace (AFK2227).”
The recovered 107 bales were handed over to ZIMRA awaiting assessment of payable duty and penalties.
Kaluza’s vehicle is being held pending further investigations.