Thursday, April 25, 2024

Ex-cop says new drug agency is not enforcing drug law

The Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi, chose deflection and stand-up comedy to sidestep a profound law enforcement issue that was raised by a former Deputy Commissioner of the Botswana Police Service (BPS).

In response to an out-of-control drug abuse problem and in the middle of the 2023/24 financial year, the government established the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) within Mmusi’s ministry. On its website, the ministry says that the Agency was established in accordance with the Illicit Traffic in Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act.

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