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Four stolen cars have been recovered on South Africa’s border to Mozambique, this week alone.
This as a result of preventative measures put in place by the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) joint operation with Police.
The bushes there become a highway at night and it is there where stolen cars mostly bakkies cross into Mozambique illegally.
With only a fence separating the two countries, it is an easy way out for criminals but now plans to curb such are being implemented.
Mpumalanga Safety and Security spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said the joint operation between police, SANDF and tracker is to dig trenches along the border.
“We are going to put concrete on the other side of Mozambique so that we prevent vehicles from moving to South Africa from Mozambique.”
There was a car that was found hidden in the bushes earlier in the week and authorities say communities are involved.
“We got information that some will assist the criminals in hiding the vehicles during the day and later release them so that they are trafficked through the border”, Mabuza added.
Thieves are now going into other provinces to steal cars once they are here they change the number plates. One hundred-and-forty-two vehicles were recovered during the 2016/17 financial year in the same area.Source: SABC