Officer Commanding Beitbridge District Chief Superintendent Francis Phiri confirmed to The Herald that they have arrested over 4 700 people for various criminal activities at Beitbridge Border Post.
Said Chief Superintendent Phiri:
We have arrested a total of 4 502 people for violating immigration laws and another 254 for contravening sections of the Protected Places and Areas Act. Those arrested for entry and exit by evasion under the Immigration Act (border jumpers) were fined, while a further 238 suspects sent to court for prosecution (under the Protected Place and Areas Act). They were handed varying sentences depending with individual cases.
Phiri said the exercise which started on December 1, 2017, is continuous and will only end when sanity has been restored.