OTJIWARONGO: Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Special Field Force members from all 13 regions are holding a four-day conference in Otjiwarongo to discuss strategies to enforce law and order during the festive season, especially at border posts
Over 50 Special Field Force members are attending the conference under the command of the Head of the Special Field Force Directorate, Commissioner Ben Shikongo.
NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga today applauded the directorate for organising such a conference ahead of the festive season.
He reminded members of the Special Field Force of the importance of their key national duty, which is to conduct policing at the country’s borders.
WINDHOEK: Illicit trafficking in wildlife is the new form of transnational organised crime and it needs a greater response, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime has warned.
Governments gathering in Vienna, Austria from 15 to 19 October this year for a meeting organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), have recognised environmental crimes such as illicit trafficking in wildlife as a new form of transnational organised crime.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in a media statement issued on Friday, noted that the meeting by consensus passed a resolution encouraging governments to further strengthen their domestic laws to prevent and combat these crimes.
WWF Global Species Programme Manager Wendy Elliott was quoted as saying the recognition that illicit wildlife trafficking is a new form of transnational organised crime should be a wake-up call to governments worldwide.
During the meeting, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) highlighted the sophisticated techniques used by wildlife traffickers, and the links between environmental crime and other crimes associated with high levels of violence and corruption.