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+35 000 apprehended for cross-border related crimes

by Staff writer
20 Jul 2021 at 18:17hrs | Views
POLICE have this year arrested nearly 35 000 people for cross border related crimes.

Police on January 7 launched operation "no to cross border crimes/ amacala kawaphele emingceleni elizwe/ mhosva pamiganhu ngadzipere" in a bid to curb criminal activities occurring at the borders.

In a statement police confirmed the arrests.

"On 18 July police arrested 206 people for cross border related crimes. A total of 34 839 people have been arrested since the inception of operation "amacala kawaphele emingceleni yelizwe/no to cross border crimes/mhosva pamiganhu ngadzipere," said the police.

The country has seen an upsurge of cross border crimes during the Covid-19 period. With borders closed for the general public people have resorted to smuggling goods and border jumping.

Source - chronicle