Six more containers containing sand instead of the copper expected arrived in China yesterday, to the despair of the owners of the goods. Two containers with the same unwanted content arrived there last month.
Of the 14 containers that have arrived in China so far, the owners of the merchandise say, eight containers that were thought to contain copper were full of sand. Because of this, the desperation of those who have invested large sums of money in the imports, and their concern over the containers still in transit, knows no bounds.
They do however say they are confident of finding the perpetrators of the crime, by dint of the hard work of the National Criminal Investigation Service and the Police of the Republic of Mozambique.
The first part of the maliciously substituted merchandise was recently recovered by the authorities from a warehouse in the Nacala Port Zone.