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ZIMRA To Acquire Long-range Drones For Border Surveillance

ZIMRA To Acquire Long-range Drones For Border Surveillance

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says it intends to procure long-range drones to monitor the country’s porous borders to curb smuggling and corruption.

Clothing items, footwear, fuel, restricted or controlled goods, electrical items, alcoholic beverages, motor vehicles, wildlife, minerals, and tobacco products are some of the goods that are smuggled across the country’s borders, depriving the Government millions of dollars in revenue.

Speaking during a plenary session at a breakfast meeting organised by ZIMRA at a Mutare hotel on Thursday under the theme I’MFORZERO: Say NO To Corruption: Say YES to Integrity, ZIMRA Acting Commissioner for Customs and Excise, Adrian Swarres said:

As we intensify efforts to curb smuggling and corruption, we are looking at procuring drones that are able to fly at night.

There are two types of drones that we will acquire, the long-range drones which have a capacity to travel in one direction up to 200km and are able to come back and land safely and those operated at ports of entry.

The long-range drones can operate during the day and at night. They will be monitored from control rooms, both at the border and in Harare.

We are also looking at procuring drones that will be used at border posts to assist in curbing smuggling at these ports of entry.

They will also assist management in monitoring movements and operations at the borders. These drones will also shoot videos.

Manicaland has a long border with Mozambique which stretches from Nyanga to Chipinge and smugglers take advantage of the porousness of the border to move contraband in and out of the country.

More: The Manica Post


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19 Comments

Geraldine Mutoriro 2 months ago

Mira uone zvakanoitwa kadrone kacho. Vanokashaya kkk


Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Ane night vision here? tino jamba husiku.


inini 2 months ago

@Mafia sender ka1 chete ahhh iwe


mafia 2 months ago

ummm kanhu ikako kakashanda nemazvo kanopinza vanhu busy bvunzai vanotuziva kuno muborder kanoshungurudza kakadhakwa kanotishaisa mari kaye


mafia 2 months ago

ummm kanhu ikako kakashanda nemazvo kanopinza vanhu busy bvunzai vanotuziva kuno muborder kanoshungurudza kakadhakwa kanotishaisa mari kaye


mafia 2 months ago

ummm kanhu ikako kakashanda nemazvo kanopinza vanhu busy bvunzai vanotuziva kuno muborder kanoshungurudza kakadhakwa kanotishaisa mari kaye


mafia 2 months ago

ummm kanhu ikako kakashanda nemazvo kanopinza vanhu busy bvunzai vanotuziva kuno muborder kanoshungurudza kakadhakwa kanotishaisa mari kaye


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COMRADE BOND NOTE 2 months ago

Ndiriku tengesa marekeni $1 for 3


Tanu Mark Finnity 2 months ago

Even if they do so corruption will still be the order of the day


Is that so? 2 months ago

exactly the same story was pounded out one year ago.


Never 2 months ago

Always empty promises from Zanu pf chinobuda hapana.Lets kick out this corrupt party out.


Chapwititi Kestombela 2 months ago

Simple logic should tell you that basic economic fundamentals are lacking. If everything was fine,who would want to smuggle or be a border jumper??? EVERYTHING PRESIDED BY THIS SO CALLED SECOND REPUBLIC IS A LIE


Curious Observer 2 months ago

this won't be as effective as they think, it won't stop the smugglers from operating


D1vant 2 months ago

They always say this time & again....... No action yet?


Bright 2 months ago

Ooo drone fti Kano temwa nevakomana ako asi Kanenge Kari mudenga denga asi


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 2 months ago

IF ZIMRA ACQUIRES DRONES, THEY WILL HAVE CAPACITATED THEMSELVES AGAINST SMUGGLING ALONG ITS POROUS BORDERS WITH BOTWANA, SOUTH AFRICA AND MOZAMBIQUE. ZIMBABWE BORDER WITH ZAMBIA IS BETTER SECURED BY THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER AND LAKE KARIBA.


ANONYMOUS 2 months ago

ZIM-ZAM BOUNDARIES ARE THE BUSIEST IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW

madzibaba 2 months ago

dzatova 5 years vachingozvitaura hapana chinobuda from 2017 vachingotaura nezvazvo,Katova kambo Kavo kavanovhara nako vanhu


cute 2 months ago

tomatema nendandi kkkk



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