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The gendarmes seized 40 firearms and arrested 32 dahalo

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The gendarmes of Fenoarivobe have recently seized 40 firearms and arrested 32 persons suspected of being zebu thieves (dahalo).

Several military rifles and automatic 9 mm pistols as well as shotguns have been recovered during the gendarmerie operation. Hundreds of ammunition were also recovered.

Fenoarivobe District is situated in the northwest part of the province of Tananarive, in the Bongolava region.

As a reminder, zebu theft originates from ancient Malagasy traditions, but still well established in the hinterland. Symbol of virility before marriage, criminal gangs have turned away from its original meaning, to transform it into a lucrative traffic in Madagascar.

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