Mozambique about to create a new 'Elephant Coast' Environmental Protection Area
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Speaking at the opening of a three-day meeting of the Attorneys General of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário has advocated the creation of a network to prevent and combat environmental crimes.
This network, according to the prime minister, “will strengthen our actions to prevent and combat this type of crime through the exchange of experiences, training and information sharing among our countries”.
Carlos Agostinho do Rosário said he was worried about the illegal trade in fauna and flora, which has recently become a feature of international organised crime.
Illegal immigration, trafficking in persons, cybercrime, money laundering, corruption and environmental crimes are some of the issues that will merit the attention of magistrates during the three-day meeting.
The event’s motto is “Reflecting on human trafficking and immigration in the CPLP space”.
By 2016 it was estimated that just over 21 million people were victims of trafficking. Recording ever more illegal immigrants, Mozambique and other CPLP countries had wished to shut down the trafficking routes.
The Attorney General of Mozambique Beatriz Buchili said she was fully aware of the seriousness of the phenomena, not only for Mozambique, but also worldwide.
It was therefore a matter of urgency “to adopt social and political measures to ensure the prevention and repression of criminals who see the trafficking of persons and illegal immigration as a profitable business”, she said.
By Cornélio MwituSource: O País
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