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DA highlights SA’s border security shortcomings


Border security shortcomingsWith government preparing legislation to establish the Border Management Agency (BMA) ahead of it becoming operational in 2017 it has again been pointed out that closure of the Commandos and the withdrawal of the military from border protection in 2003 was when democratic South Africa’s problems in this vital security area started to worsen.
   

West Africa's alarming growth industry: meth


altWhen customs officers in the sleepy Senegalese town of Koumpentoum discovered a stash of pills hidden in a bus from Mali in late February, they initially thought it was counterfeit medicine.
   

Up to 40 migrants feared drowned off Libyan coast - U.N.


Migrant corpses.Up to 40 African migrants were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank near the Libyan coast, survivors told the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday after reaching Italy.
   

SARS unveils high-tech cargo container scanner


altThe launch of a high-tech cargo container scanner is an “end game” for the trade of illicit goods, says South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane.
   

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