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Soldiers stop illegal immigrants; confiscate contraband, dagga and stolen vehicles

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In the 2020/21 financial year soldiers on border protection duty apprehended more than 21 000 illegal immigrants averaging out at 1 775 a month – around...

Most used illegal border crossings to SA are with three countries

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The “most popular” countries when it comes to illegal entry or smuggling contraband into South Africa are Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Residents from these countries...

Illegal immigrants, livestock, narcotics, stolen vehicles – all in an Op...

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“Ops normal” is probably the best way to sum up the national defence force’s ongoing border protection tasking which in the three months ending...

Border protection prevents drugs worth millions reaching South Africa

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People seeking a better life than what is on offer in their own countries continue illegal pilgrimages to South Africa as evidenced by the...

Op Corona stops contraband, recovers stolen vehicles and nabs illegals

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Recovery of stolen livestock and vehicles, confiscation of contraband and apprehension of “undocumented persons” remain the major components of the work done by soldiers...

Soldiers recover three vehicles worth R900 000

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Two incidents of soldiers preventing stolen high-end off-road vehicles leaving South Africa give insight into another area of work apart from apprehending undocumented persons...

Stolen copper recovered during border ops

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Copper is the latest addition to the growing list of goods confiscated by soldiers protecting “South Africa’s territorial integrity” as part of the Operation...

eSwatini, Mozambique border ops net narcotics and vehicles

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Stolen vehicle recovery and confiscating narcotics top the list of recent successes for an SA Army infantry unit doing duty as part of Operation...

Soldiers on border protection recover livestock worth R800 000

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Official border protection statistics collected, collated and released by the Joint Operations Division of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) show cross-border livestock theft...

Parliamentarians see border protection ops “in the flesh”

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In what one called “an eye opener” a contingent of Parliamentarians saw for themselves what is – and isn’t - happening on South Africa’s...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...