Police in Luwingu district have impounded a Tanzanian registered Scania truck carrying an illegal consignment of Mukula tree logs.
In another development, 14 people are battling for their lives after a Nissan Civilian minibus registration number ACX 5784 over turned when the driver lost control along Kasama -Isoka road.
ZANIS reports that Northern province deputy commissioner Alfred Nawa confirmed both incidences in an interview in Luwingu today.
In the Mukula tree case, police have impounded a Scania truck registration number T481 BTD and trailer registration number T546 BTU.
Mr Nawa said police have also apprehended the truck driver identified as Dickson Davies Emmanuel aged 34 of Temeke township and a lorry boy Paulo Malunhu 38 of Kiliyamboni township both of Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania.
The duo was arrested along the Luwingu – Mansa road after a tip from members of the public.
Mr Nawa said the duo parked the truck at Saili village in chief Chipalo’s area waiting for police officers to leave the road block mounted about three kilo meters from the district administration offices.
According to Mr Nawa, the driver sent a villager to verify whether police were still manning the road which brought suspicious among the residents who tipped the police leading to the arrest of the culprits.
And Mr Nawa said 14 people are battling for their lives after a Nissan Civilian minibus registration number ACX 5784 over turned after the driver lost control along Kasama -Isoka road.
Deputy police commissioner Alfred Nawa confirmed to ZANIS today that the driver of the minibus Allan Kapelama aged 27 lost control of the vehicle after a tyre bust at Chitila village situated 7 kilo meters west of Mungwi district administration.
Mr Nawa said the 14 passengers were getting treatment at Mungwi health centre while one has been rushed to Kasama general hospital.