The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced that it arrested 189 people on Sunday over cross-border crimes bringing the total number of people arrested since the launch of the operation code-named “No to Cross Border Crimes” to 169 139.
The operation was launched on the 1st of July 2021. The operation targets illegal border crossing, and smuggling.
Police have also advised that 124 people were arrested on Sunday under the operation, “No to machete gangs” bringing the cumulative arrests since January this year to 33 764.
Meanwhile, police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has urged motorists to be cautious this Heroes and Defense Forces holiday to avoid road traffic accidents. Nyathi said,
The police are in full force to ensure that motorists observe road regulations during the holiday as there is increased movement. The holiday started on a bad note, but we do not want to lose more lives because of reckless drivers. Transport operators should ensure that their vehicles are road worthy so that they do not put travellers at risk.
Passengers should know that they have a right to report drivers who will be breaking road regulations. This is one way that accidents can be avoided. The public should work together with the police to ensure we avoid accidents and the loss of lives.
The holiday starts on a sad note after five people died in an accident which occurred along the Harare-Masvingo highway on Saturday when a Nissan Note vehicle collided with a truck.