The Police in Blantyre through The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) have arrested five senior Mapeto David Whiteheads and Sons (DWS) officials on charges sounding technical smuggling.

The five are Director Faizal Gaffar Latif, Managing Director Mohamed Gaffar, Financial Controller Abdul Rashid Bakali, Procurement Manager Yaseen Muhammad, and General Manager Martin Chapasi-Mpata.

According to the information FaceofMalawi sourced, the rest were arrested on Friday, May 21 while Faizal Gaffar Latif surrenders himself to MRA over the weekend.

Mapeto DWS is allegedly being accused of declaring fabrics as raw materials, under-declaring sales, as well as under-declaring salaries for expatriates.

According to MRA head of Corporate Affairs, Steven Kapoloma the authority has for the past 4 weeks been investigating the 5 following a tip from the public.

Meanwhile, the lawyer representing the five, Jai Banda, has refused to comment on the matter insisting he first has to see authority to do so from his clients.

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