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Security tightens at Durban entry points

Thursday 6 March 2014 12:50

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the Durban Harbour and the King Shaka International Airport, have come under the spotlight in a report by the United Nation's International Narcotics Control Board

Durban Harbour and the King Shaka International Airport have come under the spotlight in a report by the United Nation's International Narcotics Control Board.(SABC)

Durban's points of entry, such as the Durban Harbour and the King Shaka International Airport, have come under the spotlight in a report by the United Nation's International Narcotics Control Board. The document states that organised criminal groups are targeting these points of entry to smuggle drugs into the country.

In October last year, police seized thirty-six kilograms of crystal meth or Tik at the airport with a value of R6.5 million . South Africa's representative on the board, Dr Lochan Naidoo, has urged law enforcement bodies to pay more attention to why these drug operations are threatening Durban's points of entry.

“The King Shaka International Airport is now becoming an area where we are actually seizing cocaine from people who are coming on the airlines from the Gulf States.”

“International syndicates are testing our ports, they are also testing the port in the Eastern Cape to be able to look at smuggling drugs into Durban. There is grave concern about south east Africa becoming the next south America,” adds Naidoo.

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