BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Somali Swahili French Great Lakes Hausa Portugeuse
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: Africa  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS
Friday, 3 November, 2000, 15:42 GMT
Stolen cars seized in Mozambique
Cars stolen in South Africa quickly appear in other countries
Police from Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland have seized more than 100 suspected stolen cars in a joint operation in southern Mozambique.

A Mozambican police spokesman, Nathaniel Macamo, said all the cars seized in the capital Maputo and two nearby cities, Matola and Xai-Xai, had South African number plates.

Mr Macamo said car theft had become a regional problem with signs that well-organised groups are involved.

He said the cars always have false documentation and are stolen to be sold in a foreign country.

"You can find, for instance, that cars stolen in South Africa that are sold in Zambia and Zimbabwe have passed through Mozambique," he told the AFP news agency.

The police spokesman said this is the second operation of its kind and they will continue until the crime syndicates are broken.

The first took place in August.

Car thefts are a major problem in South Africa

See also:

31 Mar 00 | Africa
18 Sep 00 | Africa
Links to more Africa stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Africa stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes