Police in Kafue District has impounded a truck laden with the Mkula tree.
A Zimbabwean truck registration number AAF 5957 and trailer number AAZ 1609 was cornered by police after a tip-off from Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) officers.
Kafue District Commissioner Grace Ngulube who confirmed the development to ZANIS said police and officer form the Forest department in the district impounded the truck which was found packed in Faduka area.
Ms Ngulube said the truck is currently packed at Kafue Police Station and police have started investigations in the matter.
The District Commissioner indicated that the driver of the truck is on the run and police have since launched a manhunt.
Meanwhile, Ms Ngulube has cautioned both Zambian and foreigners to refrain from involving themselves in illegal activities.
She added that those found wanting will be brought to book.
Ms Ngulube has since commended the police, ZRA and the forestry officers for being alert.