UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
COCAINE BUST ILLUSTRATE SA'S INCREASING LINK WITH INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRAFFICKING
ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
UDM commends the SAPS for their efforts in the past week with regard to the
numerous large consignments of drugs that have been confiscated. The latest
massive haul of cocaine found on board a ship in Saldanha, illustrate the link
between SA and the international drug trade. In the face of this onslaught the
Police deserve praise for the sterling work of the past week.
Africa is facing a social time bomb with large quantities of drugs flooding the
country, whilst unemployment, especially among the youth, is at an all-time
high. The combination is deadly. Organised crime lords and gangsters lure tens
and thousands of our children into a decrepit lifestyle, where addiction creates
a powerful tool for exploitation.