Mapeto David Whitehead and Sons four executives and two clearing agents have denied trying to defraud Malawi government of K252.6 million in tax revenue brought by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)
The six appeared in court on Thursday to be charged of three counts; conspiracy to commit customs offenses, interfering with goods under customs control and trying to utter false documents.
Defense lawyer Fostino Maere did ask the court to grant them bail after they applied for it on Wednesday citing their good behaviour to comply with set conditions.
Maere told the court that the executives are on another bail with MRA and no complaint has been registered on violation ad should be considered.
Director of Public Prosecution, Steve Kayuni objected to the application saying the executive have shown them have capacity and capability to commit crime.
Blantyre Senior Magistrate adjourned the matter to Friday at 3pm to give his ruling on the bail application.