Two Harare men were arraigned before the courts for allegedly smuggling 208 bales of secondhand clothes worth $103 000 into the country. Manica Post reported that Taruvinga Kazozo (20) and Wilson Muponda (20), both of Budiriro appeared before Mutare provincial magistrate, Lucie-Anne Mungwari for contravening Section 182 of the Customs and Excise Act, Chapter 23:02.
Farai Matinhure of Gonese and Ndlovu Legal Practitioners represented the pair, while Mr Fletcher Karombe appeared for the State.
It was alleged that on May 26 at around 1am, Kazozo and Muponda went to Border Streams in Mutare and loaded 208 bales of secondhand clothes into their vehicle.
Police officer on patrol in the area arrested the two accused persons at Wilkins Farm leading to the recovery of the contraband.