Zim illegal immigrants charged with smuggling cigarettes

FRANCISTOWN: Three Zimbabwean men appeared before Senior Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu to face two counts of smuggling cigarettes and of entering Botswana through an ungazetted point.

The state alleges that Busani Ndlovu, Fundani Sibanda both aged 19 and Nicolas Ncube, 55, failed to declare goods at Matsiloje border contrary to the Customs and Excise duties act.

The state alleges further that the three men were found in possession of 749 cartons of Sivelles cigarettes, which were acquired outside Botswana without any declaration certificate.

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