Maputo, 13 Jun (AIM) – The Mozambican Tax Authority (AT) has seized a tanker truck carrying 10,000 litres of diesel in the central port of Beira, as its driver was trying to smuggle the product into the country.
According to the Sofala provincial customs director, Dionísio Chivambo, cited in the Tuesday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Notícias”, the loss caused by tax evasion, over the last month alone, has reached 10 million meticais (about 156,000 US dollars at the current exchange rate).
Chivambo also said that a car was seized carrying 250 mobile phones, 40 computers, video games, watches, and other materials, all attempting to evade paying taxes.
“The tanker truck was leaving one of the gas stations inside Beira Port”, he said, adding that, in May, the authorities began to seize beer that was not bearing fiscal stamps.
“Therefore, 2,500 boxes of various types of unsealed beer were seized. The product in question was illegally circulating in the city, and the work will continue so that all of us can comply with the law”, Chivambo said.