Cross border operation between RSA, Botswana and Namibia yields success

A joint-Crime Prevention Operation between RSA, Botswana and Namibia tightened the war against crime on the borderlines Ports of Entries. The focus of the Crime Prevention Operation was to clamp down on the various cross border crimes through borderline patrols, from McCarthys Rust, Middleputs, Gemsbok and Tweerevieren areas. The operation kicked off on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 until Sunday, 25 November 2018.

During the operation, farm visits and inspections were conducted to ascertain compliance. More than 50 farms along the borderline near VanZyls Rust and Severn were visited.

More than 400 vehicles were searched as they crossed through the Ports of Entries.

More than 1000 persons were searched.

Fines were issued against motorists, driving un-road worthy motor vehicles and driving without valid driving licenses.

Two rifles with silencer and ammunition suspected to have been instrumental in wild animals poaching were found abandoned in the bushes along the borderlines.

High police visibility will be maintained throughout the festive season and beyond, to ensure that holiday makers are safe to travel through our Ports of Entries.



Source: South African Police Service

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