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Madagascar: Major success in the fight against thieves of zebus with the surrender of 2,300 dahalo




The "Coup d'arrêt" operation launched in mid-June to combat abuses by thieves of zebus (dahalo) in the South of Madagascar experiences its first major success.
 
While the Malagasy gendarmerie had decided since the end of the month of September to use helicopters to combat on the ground against the dahalo, some 2,300 thieves of zebus gave up their weapons in earlier this week.
 
Their relatives actively participated in negotiations with police forces to achieve this accountability of mass.
 
Five hundred guns were thus able to be recovered.
 
As a reminder, the theft of Zebu comes from ancient Malagasy, but is still a well-established traditions in the hinterland. Symbol of virility before marriage, criminal gangs hijacked to it of its meaning first, to transform it into a juicy traffic in Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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