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WATCH: Police Minister Bheki Cele finds police processing R100 000 worth of drugs during a surprise visit in Durban

R100 000 drug bust during Minister Bheki Cele's surprise visit to the Point Road Police Station. Picture: Thobani Dlamini

R100 000 drug bust during Minister Bheki Cele's surprise visit to the Point Road Police Station. Picture: Thobani Dlamini

Published Mar 24, 2022

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DURBAN - While the Minister of Police Bheki Cele was conducting a day-to-day running inspection, Point police, near the Durban beachfront busted an individual with drugs of an estimated street value of R100 000.

The police said they were patrolling in the vicinity of the police station when a suspicious vehicle was spotted on Gillespie Street at White Haven flat.

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"We did not have any intelligence but were aware of activity in the area. It is why any suspicious behaviour is often flagged-off," police said.

The police pursued the vehicle and arrested a man carrying a black plastic pocket with dagga, crystal meth and crack.

"The 36-year-old individual was caught before, but not for drugs," police said.

Minister Bheki Cele is set to brief the media after the visitations.

Cele is in KwaZulu-Natal as part of efforts to deal with crime and promote accountability.

Police said that in an effort to decisively deal with crime and promote accountability at the country’s police stations; which are the first point of call for many victims and survivors of crime. A Ministerial instruction has been issued to the SAPS to adopt a Police Station Focus based policing approach.

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For the first time the police were leading a series of visits to police stations as part of Ministers and Members of Executive Council (MINMEC) activities.

The aim of the visits are for the MINMEC delegation to have a first hand experience of some of the dynamics within the policing precinct that impact on service delivery; at the same time formulate immediate and long term interventions, as part of the Police Station Focus approach.

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