Thembani Thuthani, from the Transnet National Ports Authority, said they had seen a decrease in the number of stowaways at the port, but an increase in trespassers.
Thuthani said he wanted Durban to have a crime-free port. He said the police visit was because of the spate of crimes taking place at the OR Tambo International Airport.
National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said he could not go into detail about the security upgrades, but said it was part of the revision of security strategies at all of the country’s ports of entry.
The revised strategies at OR Tambo were proving to be “effective”. OR Tambo has had to contend with “follow-home” crimes where travellers are stalked by criminals who later rob them of their belongings. There was also a cash heist at the airport earlier in the year.