18 arrested in Beitbridge border operation

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POLICE on Thursday arrested 18 people in Beitbridge, Matabeleland South for breaching immigration laws.

The arrests were made as the police intensify their operation codenamed “No to border crimes/fhasinga milandu yamukoniya mashango/ Mhosva pamiganhu ngadzipere/Amacala kawaphele emingceleni yelizwe.”

The ongoing operation is meant curb rampant immigration crimes at the country’s ports of entry.

The police, through its Twitter page said:

“In Beitbridge on 11/2/21, 18 people were arrested for immigration related breaches.”

The police added that 59 more people have been arrested for Covid-19 related offenses.

“. . . 59 were nabbed for COVID-19 related violations. Since the beginning of the operation a cumulative total of 3 920 arrests were made. #notobordercrimes.” –