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Border Security

Passage to Libya not available on Aquarius

Aquarius back in MediterraneanRescue ship Aquarius, which picked up almost 3,000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year, will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya, its search and rescue head said.

Major migrant rescue in Mediterranean

Spain migrant rescueAlmost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean at the weekend as they attempted to cross from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services said.


Drugs, currency intercepted at OR Tambo

OR Tambo International Airport.The South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) customs division intercepted a number of illicit goods at OR Tambo International Airport last week.

ISS: Have SA’s ports and authorities been absorbed into the heroin economy?

Seized drugs.The volume of heroin being trafficked through Southern and East Africa’s coastal countries has risen dramatically in recent years. This Southern Route – or, as some jaded observers call it, the ‘highway of impunity’ – is part of a major transit path for heroin being shipped from Afghanistan to Europe, and a few other markets.


Soldiers on border duty seize and recover goods valued at R60 million plus

Operation Corona Soldiers from both the full-time and Reserve Force components of the SA Army continue patrolling South Africa’s landward borders preventing undocumented people from entering the country and confiscating contraband and narcotics.

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