‘Unholy alliance between terrorists and crime’: expert

Terrorist organisations and organised crime are working together, Werksmans Attorneys said on Wednesday. “There is a convenient unholy alliance that has developed between traditional organised crime groups and terrorist groups,” head of business crime and forensics Bernard Hotz told reporters in Johannesburg. “If you look at the rationale about white[…]

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Metro police to be trained by international intel experts

For the past five years, Metro Police’s management have been outsourcing training from leading countries in crime intelligence to better equip local officials with the skills needed to combat drugs and gangsterism on the Cape Flats. Now, the United States’ investment into the local Gang and Drug task teams has[…]

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Who are the ‘Cuban Five’?

The “Cuban Five” refers to intelligence agents whose so-called “Wasp Network” operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents. Cuba insists they were not acting against U.S. sovereignty, only keeping tabs on militant[…]

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State Security Ministry denies Numsa claims

The ministry of state security on Thursday denied involvement in an alleged plot to destabilise the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa). “The ministry refute these allegations with the contempt they deserve and further express our concern at the politicisation of the work of state agents in matters that[…]

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