DISS to Fight International Crime

| May 26, 2015

Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) director general, Mr Isaac Kgosi says his department is fully aware of organised crimes which threaten the country’s security and stability.

Presenting before the ongoing Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session last Friday, May 22, Mr Kgosi said the country had of recent experienced an influx of both local and foreign information peddlers which put the country’s security at risk, and as such needed to be ably and professionally defused.

Mr Kgosi also told the committee chaired by MP Guma Moyo, that chief among those who were at the front of such unbecoming development were foreign criminals who came on the guise of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) initiative.

He however said his organisation was doing its best to intercept and put to rest all sordid acts through the cooperation of other security organisations within and outside the country.

In the meantime, he said it was worrisome that some of those who came in the country as tourists were exploiting the relaxed and open permit procedure and gesture to do their bad deeds, but promised that the trend was closely monitored.

He further said human trafficking was also causing a major threat to the country’s security and thus needed concerted efforts on both local and international community to defeat it as the trend was growing.

In addition, he said Batswana were also making it difficult for the country to keep its integrity as they had of late started to make false claims and accusations that they were under persecution in the country.

He said the perpetrators usually went to Canada under the pretext that they were being hunted to be either exterminated or detained in the country and as such seek political asylum, while in fact they wanted to stay there and be offered residence and money.

Of late, Mr Kgosi said, they have now turned to Germany and as such said they would effectively deal with the situation, provided his organisation get the necessary support and logistics.

Regrettably, he said, in all the cases they had encountered, there was no truth in all the alleged cases of the so called Batswana asylum seekers. In other issues, Mr Kgosi noted that Botswana’s international borders were porous and thus the problem of infiltration of illegal drugs was gaining momentum.

He however said they were closely working with other security organs monitoring the situation.

Nonetheless, he said that there was still need for public education on all security measures concerning the country’s internal and external security, which he said they would soon embark on.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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