07 November 2013
The IFP calls on government to implement the
international drugs strategy, which draws together international
and domestic agencies in tackling drug trafficking, after a
Bolivian medical student was arrested at King Shaka
International Airport this week while carrying cocaine.
The IFP spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi
Ndlovu said “We want to applaud the efforts of the SAPS that
resulted in the biggest drug bust in KwaZulu-Natal. Drug
trafficking should be fought in a synchronised manner.
There is a need for cooperation between
developed and developing countries in order to curb the growing
trend of cross-border crime. Due to porous borders, weak
immigrations laws and improper accessible global transportation
infrastructure, crime is rampant and we need to clamp down on
“The international drugs strategy will reduce
the flow of illicit drugs into South Africa and limit the direct
transportation of illicit drugs from source of supply.
In addition, we want to emphasize the benefits
of a comprehensive approach to combating the threats posed by
drug trafficking and organised crime.
Anyone involved in drug trafficking including
drug lords must receive stiff sentences, without the possibility
of parole” concluded Ndlovu
The IFP believes that that drug trafficking
and use represent a problem that must be addressed through
remedies that do not necessarily involve arresting people or
involving the police at all.
IFP spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP: 083 625 0803
For media queries contact:
IFP Parliamentary Caucus Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,
073 024 5675