LUDERITZ: The Deputy Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS)’s operations office in the Northern Cape says the South African and Namibian police will put more serious strategies in place to fight human trafficking.
Speaking on the sidelines of a two-day Regional Joint Technical Committee on Defence and Security meeting between South Africa’s Northern Cape Province police and Karas Region police here yesterday, Major General Maropeng Johanna Mamotheti said strategies will be put in place to ensure that human trafficking between the two countries is brought to an end.
Mamotheti was responding to enquiries by Nampa on what priority crimes the committee will be tackling this year.
She said her concern in particular is unemployed Namibian women who are lured to South Africa with false promises that they would be employed there.
Other crimes that will be placed high on the list of priorities are stock theft and diamond smuggling between the two countries.
The Northern Cape police officer also stated that the police forces of the two countries will step up efforts to eradicate corruption at border posts between Namibia and South Africa, adding that the police will make sure that officials who make themselves guilty of corruption are brought to book.