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Abrahams: NPA has declared war on organised crime

Shaun Abrahams has called on various law enforcement agencies to join forces against organised crime.

The new National Director of Public Prosecutions of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) advocate Shaun Abrahams at the NPA's head office in Pretoria on 7 July 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams has called for better co-operation between law enforcement agencies to tackle organised crime.

He was speaking at the opening of an organised crime conference in Centurion that’s being attended by delegates from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) the Hawks, South African Revenue Services (Sars) and military intelligence.

Abrahams says prosecution success rates for these types of crimes have decreased slightly over the last two years.

Abrahams referred to numerous provisions in law, which empower law enforcement agencies to share resources and expertise.

“Our mission is to ensure justice for the victims of crime by prosecuting without fear, favour or prejudice and by working with our partners and the public to solve crime.”

The NPA boss says they must learn from experience.

“We must learn from our success and our failure.”

He says the NPA has declared war on organised crime.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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