Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:48 - Politics
Speaking to the press, during the opening of the workshop on “Implementation of the United Nations Convention on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC)”, the minister therefore called for more efficient international cooperation to combat trafficking.
"If we are not prepared, with international cooperation, we will not be able to do it," said the minister, adding, without presenting statistics, that the levels are high compared to previous years.
Francisco Queiroz pointed out that Angola is below other states in the region in which it operates.
According to the official, the criminals take advantage of Angola as being a “rotating plate” of the region and the vulnerability of the maritime and land borders (over 2500 km2) to traffic heavy drugs such as cocaine and cannabis.