SADC must fight crime together: Mthethwa

2012-05-24 20:54

kalahari.com

Pretoria - SADC could be a peaceful region if its member countries fought crime together, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Thursday.

"We therefore recognise that through information sharing and co-operation, we can... deal a blow to these crime syndicates," he said at a Southern African Development Community police chiefs meeting in Pretoria.

"The task of keeping our respective countries and region safe cannot be achieved if we operate in silos."

If various states joined forces, it would help combat trans-national crime.

"Progress is noted daily, in which, through co-operation, we are beginning to see arrests of crime syndicates."

Mthethwa said cross-border criminal networks were controlling crimes including vehicle hijackings, and drug and human trafficking.

"All these factors reconfirm the need for a multi-pronged approach in the fight against crime, combining aspects of crime prevention, crime combating and the improvement of socio-economic conditions."

The minister said the fight against crime should also extend beyond regional co-operation and develop into a global fight. In tackling regional drug syndicates, the police also had to focus on the destruction of global drug syndicates.

"Global abuse and accessibility of drugs has become increasingly complex, as trafficking routes have become shorter, more diverse and more easily accessible."

Mthethwa said all countries in the region had to double their efforts in the fight against crime.
- SAPA
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