By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Anti-corruption Commission has intercepted and seized 47 trucks loaded with Mukula tree logs enroute to Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Anti-Corruption Commission Spokesperson Queen Chibwe said 24 Trucks were intercepted in Mongu on October 22, enroute to Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Ms Chiwe said the other 23 Trucks were intercepted in Chirundu on October 27, enroute to Zimbabwe through Chirundu Border. The 47 trucks were found to have no required documentation to transport the Mukula logs.
She said the Mukula, which was being ferried by Trucks belonging to ACK General Suppliers was seized by the Commission, together with the Trucks, in accordance with Section 58 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Ms Chibwe said investigations into the illegal harvesting and transportation of Mukula by some suspected politically exposed persons are still ongoing.