LUDERITZ: Discussions on how to curb the smuggling of drugs from South Africa into Namibia dominated the two-day Regional Joint Technical Committee on Defence and Security meeting held at Lüderitz.
This was revealed by the Regional Commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Karas Region, Commissioner Armas Shivute in an interview with Nampa just after the meeting concluded at a hotel in the coastal town yesterday.
The meeting involved members of the police in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province and Karas Region police.
Suggestions on strategies to stop the smuggling of drugs between the two countries were made during the meeting.
Officials at the meeting were of the opinion that drug usage is slowly increasing in Namibia as more and more illegal substances appear to be entering the country from neighbouring countries, hence the increased security at border posts.