Angola: Police Pledge to Fight Against Violent Crime, Drug Trafficking

Luanda — The second commander-general of the National Police for public order, chief commissioner, Paulo de Almeida, said that the corporation will combat violent crime and drug trafficking in the country.

The information is part of an interview released in the latest Magazine issue "Tranquilidade", an official organ of National Police, distributed on Monday to ANGOP.

To this objective the institution has created a unit to combat violent crime, improved organisation system of some operational services, and a programme of modernisation and development, the source said, quoting the senior police officer as saying.

To the chief commissioner, it was possible to contain the criminal situation, but the situation is still worrying, having mentioned situations like homicides, burglaries, robberies , rapes, and drug trafficking and use.

He also informed that the National Police programme for 2010-2011 and which carried over to 2012 include improvement of the organizational and functioning levels according to the reality of the security situation in the country.

The 2nd commander also stressed the staff training, combating the violent crime and improving the professional behavior of the police and road safety as the issues that remain on the daily agenda.

As for the disarmament of the population, Paulo de Almeida, who is also coordinator of the technical subcommittee, said that the process had enough momentum from 2008 to 2010, during which the corporation collect a large number of weapons.

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