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Substance abuse? There's an app for that

2017-09-19 13:07

Apps are being used for the treatment of more and more conditions – and substance abuse is the latest on the list.

Legalise illicit drugs and save lives, says ex-cop

2017-08-04 14:38

An organisation called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is campaigning for police to adopt a more humane approach to drug users.

Call to probe pricing of all life-saving medicines

2017-07-01 09:57

The pricing of all life-saving medicines - and not just cancer drugs - should be investigated by the Competition Commission, urges a healthcare body.

Passenger sought after R9m tik found in bag at Cape Town International Airport

2017-06-08 18:31

Police have discovered tik with an estimated street value of R9m at Cape Town International Airport.

Suspected sex slave found in locked room during raid

2017-05-28 13:03

Metro Police officers say they discovered a suspected sex slave locked in an outside room during a safety and security operation in Parow.

Sri Lanka seizes 200kg of heroin in massive raid

2017-05-11 17:28

Sri Lankan police make one of its biggest heroin hauls in years, days after unidentified gunmen shot dead an anti-narcotics agent near Colombo.

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Violence will not solve the problem - Gauteng Safety MEC

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Cocaine, ecstasy worth R8m found in 48 hours at OR Tambo Airport

2017-01-26 16:43

SARS customs officials have found R8m worth of cocaine and ecstasy during two busts in two days at OR Tambo International Airport.

Australia nets biggest cocaine bust on record

2016-12-29 10:24

A major cocaine ring has been dismantled in joint operations with Tahiti, Australian police said, with a record 1.1 tons of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars seized.

Multi-million rand drug bust in Cape Town

2016-11-07 16:06

Five suspects are facing drug dealing charges after they were found with more than 500 000 Mandrax tablets hidden underground in Khayelitsha, Western Cape police say.

 

Overdoses on the road: Drug-driving rises as a menace

2017-08-19 08:46

Police say people with addictions often buy drugs, shoot up immediately and are driving when they overdose.

Mexico seizes 140 litres of morphine used to make heroin

2017-08-04 10:41

The Mexican army has seized liquid morphine and opium paste, which is estimated to likely have produced about 140 kilograms of heroin.

Carrie Fisher had cocaine and ecstasy in her system when she died

2017-06-20 08:05

Carrie Fisher had a cocktail of drugs including cocaine and ecstasy in her system when she suffered a fatal mid-air heart attack.

Tik addicts' hearts may recover if they quit

2017-05-31 11:01

Researchers say that damage to tik users' hearts can be reversed – but only if they stop using the drug.

Buzz kill: California police work to detect drugged drivers

2017-05-12 08:35

Police in three California counties are testing what amounts to a breathalyzer for drug users - a device that some authorities and lawmakers said is desperately needed now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana in the state.

Polokwane police crack down on drug dealers

2017-04-11 10:31

Police in Polokwane have launched an operation to get drug dealers off the streets.

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Confusion in SA over distributing sterile equipment to drug addicts

Social workers were recently arrested in Tshwane for distributing sterile water to drug users who inject drugs. Programmes aimed at reducing the transmission of HIV between needle users is seen by many as enabling drug addiction. Watch.

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Durban Hawks in R1m dagga bust in upmarket suburb

2017-01-16 15:26

A man has been arrested after the Durban Hawks swooped on his home in the upmarket suburb of New Germany and allegedly found R1m worth of dagga.

No white pipe Christmas for bust drug dealer

2016-12-26 14:19

It will be no white pipe Christmas for an alleged drug dealer who was nabbed with 75 000 mandrax tablets in the Western Cape.

Man arrested with heroin worth R3.9 million

2016-10-21 19:35

A 21-year-old man has been arrested at Lebombo border post in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, with heroin with an estimated street value of R3.9m, the Hawks have said.

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