The police arrested three foreign nationals in possession of drugs worth R70 million at the North-West border post. The fight against drugs must be intensified because they are destroying the future of our youth.
The vigilance at the port of entry is critical to fight global terrorism and cross-border crime syndicates that undermine the sovereignty of our country as well as the safety of communities and the economy.
According to Paul Sebegoe, those arrested must be denied bail and be given the harshest sentences possible that will serve as a deterrent to others who are involved in drug trafficking.
He welcomed intensified monitoring for cross-border crime at the port of entry since the arrest of 15 police officers and two Home Affairs officials for their alleged involvement in corruption in November last year.
According to the police, the suspects were arrested while entering South Africa from Botswana on Saturday night. “A total of 141 plastic bags each one of them containing 12 packets were found inside the compartment of the vehicle they were driving,” said Police spokesperson Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone. Mokgwabone said that the Hawks have taken over the investigation.