Angola: National Police Pledge to Crackdown On Cyber Crimes

Luanda — National Police (PN) and the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) have announced plans to work on identifying the citizens who commit cybercrimes and defile public properties, in order to be held criminally responsible.

This was after a Consultative Council of Interior Ministry, chaired by the incumbent minister, Eugénio César Laborinho, on Tuesday.

The participants expressed concern about the destruction of public assets.

Criminals target goods such as water pipes and basic sanitation systems, booths, power stations and theft of electrical cables.

Preventive measures have been urged, including those related to the scams that happen in digital environments.

They include bank transfers for purchase of non-existent products or offers of alleged jobs, and not to share ATM card code with strangers.

The members praised the Media collaboration, which they said it have contributed positively to dissemination of relevant information and rise people's awareness that help adopt exemplary behaviour.

The Ministry of Interior was also urged to redefine control and inspection strategies along the border to prevent and combat illegal immigration, illicit trafficking in diamonds, human beings, smuggling of fuel and timber.

Held in-person and videoconference system, the event reviewed, among others, the public security situation for 2020, ensuring safety of the election process and the proposed law on electronic control and security against the fires.

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