Parliamentary Question: Narcotics Unit

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QUESTION NO 1383

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 7 MAY 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 12- 2010)

Date reply submitted : 1 June 2010
1383. Ms E More (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) What is the (a) optimal and (b) actual allocation for each narcotics unit at each port of entry with regard to (i) reactive police members, (ii) detectives, (iii) crime prevention members, (iv) administrative members, (v) civilian staff, (vi) two-way radios in working condition, (vii) cellular phones, (viii) vehicles for reactive police members, (ix) vehicles for senior personnel and (x) telephonic land lines;
(2) whether any of the units recovered any narcotics during the period 1 January 2003 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if so, in each case, (a) which units were involved, (b) on what date was the recovery made and (c) what (i) types of narcotics were recovered and (ii) was the street value of the narcotics?

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REPLY:
1(1) No narcotics Units at Ports of Entry (a) not applicable (b) not applicable (i) not applicable (ii) not applicable (iii) not applicable (iv) not applicable (v) not applicable (vi) not applicable (vii) not applicable (viii) not applicable (ix) not applicable (x) not applicable.

At the Ports of Entry, Police do not have a specialized Unit solely for narcotics. Police Officers based at the Ports of Entry are trained to identify the narcotics and different concealment methods.
(2) (a) not applicable (b) not applicable ( c) not applicable (i)not applicable (ii) not applicable.

All recoveries of Narcotics are recorded and contained in the Police Annual Reports. It will be difficult to provide the dates of each recovery for the period 1 January 2003 to date, taking into consideration the amount of narcotics recovered to date. The abovementioned information is contained in the Police Annual Report under programme 5.



Reply to question 1383 approved by Minister