Tomorrow morning will be three weeks since the four Moti brothers were kidnapped on their way to school in Polokwane. The police have drawn a veil of secrecy over the case concerned leaked information could compromise the safety of the kidnapped boys. To unpack this further, eNCA speaks to police detective, Mike Bolhuis. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Wednesday marks three weeks since the four young Moti brothers were kidnapped while on their way to school in Polokwane, and there's still no trace of them.
Violent crime specialist Mike Bolhuis believes the kidnapping could be a transnational organised crime syndicate operating in South Africa.
He said this syndicate will not leave any trace of evidence.
"You must take into consideration that these criminals are extremely professional. They do thorough investigations... Their next step will be communication with the family. There will be serious threats," Bolhuis said.
"As you have said what it does to parents, it's heartbreaking... The negotiation will be short and the children will be released... This can take anything between a month up to six months or sometimes a year. Cases we have dealt with could even run up to two years but they return unharmed."