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Southern African neighbours in joint anti-crime initiative

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Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa have launched a joint project to prevent cross- border crime with the main focus on the smuggling of vehicles.The three countries came together and partnered with car tracking companies, their respective police and armies in the project whose launch was held at Komatipoort in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa on Tuesday.

At the launch it was revealed that 142 stolen vehicles were recovered in the 2016/17 financial year, a figure that is set to rise by the end of the current financial year after the project comes into being.

“To end the stealing of vehicles which are later moved to Mozambique through Swaziland, we have decided to launch this project which will ensure that no stolen vehicle passes through” said SA Security and Liaison Officer Pat Ngomane in a statement.

The project entails scrutinising every vehicle and for required documents before it will be allowed through.

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