In this edition, among others, we carry a story from Francistown, where some trans-border immigrants were caught with packages that includde toddlers and females with no travelling documents. They were nabbed en-route to South Africa.
It is not the first time that our security forces had intercepted a similar move with all the characteristics of this very recent one.
This serious crime of peddling people, mainly children and young women, is what is commonly known as human trafficking.
Botswana being the doorway to South Africa from both the region and the entire Africa, cannot escape being targeted as the ideal passage for such illicit transactions. Botswana would in fact be a boiling pot of such criminal activities by its virtue as the most central state bordering the lucrative South African market for such illicit trade.
However the fact that the media continues to bear testimony to incidents of interceptions by the vigilant security units in this country is no doubt indicative of the commitment and hard work of the Botswana security forces in the midst of the ever escalating threats.
Indeed such incidents as witnessed at airports, women being used as Trojans to smuggle hard drugs, or at border gates, trucks being used
We would need well-resourced, energised, and highly patriotic security forces to continue to match the zeal of these criminal elements flooding in from all corners of our borders almost on a daily basis.
However, this is not to imply that our national budget should be obsessed or focused only on security spending at the neglect of other worthy causes, without negating the significance of a well capacitated security environment to cancel out and even disarm, defeat, annihilate enemy threats of all forms and shapes for the continued political and economic stability of a targeted state.