SA’s alarm­ing new drug sta­tus

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SOUTH Africa was no longer a mere transit point for drug cir­cu­la­tion but had grad­u­ated to a new level in terms of mak­ing and us­ing nar­cotics, na­tional po­lice com­mis­sioner Riah Phiyega said on Tues­day, as gov­ern­ment re­leased the coun­try’s latest crime sta­tis­tics.

“South Africa has grad­u­ated to a man­u­fac­turer, con­sumer, and transit state,” she said.

Phiyega was joined by Min­is­ter of Po­lice Nathi Nh­leko at the re­lease, made to Par­lia­ment’s port­fo­lio com­mit­tee on po­lice.

Fur­ther­more, in 2014, 237 South Africans were ar­rested else­where in the world as drug mules.

Phiyega also noted that In­ter­pol had re­ported “about 300 drug couri­ers en-route to South Africa” in the pe­riod 2014/15. – ANA

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