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.

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.

State gets Durban drug dealer’s cash stash

2016-09-29 14:39

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ordered that an admitted Durban drug dealer’s takings of R20 069 and haul of heroin, cocaine, methaqualone (mandrax) and other drugs must be forfeited to the state.

New Zealand woman faces 12-year sentence in Bali drug arrest

2016-09-02 11:38

A New Zealand woman has been arrested in Bali after flying into the resort island allegedly carrying crystal methamphetamine following a drug-fuelled party in Australia.

Coca-Cola workers find smuggled cocaine in France shipment

2016-08-31 13:13

Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have opened a shipment of orange juice, but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.

Easy access to drugs and booze ups teens' addiction risk

2016-08-12 10:47

A study found that teens who had alcohol and illegal drugs available at home started drinking and using drugs at a younger age.

Cocaine worth R600 000 found in Cape Town hotel room

2016-07-20 12:30

A tip-off has led officers to a stash of pure cocaine, worth R600 000, in a hotel room in central Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

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.

NSAID painkillers could raise heart failure risk

2016-10-03 13:05

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may raise a person's relative risk of heart failure by nearly 20 percent, according to the analysis of medical records of nearly 10 million patients.

Pregnant heroin addict ordered jailed until baby is born

2016-09-24 13:07

A judge has ordered a pregnant heroin addict in Alabama to remain in jail until her baby is born.

No guns for marijuana card holders, US court rules

2016-09-01 13:11

A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders.

Reason for huge wildfire? Sparking car rim...

2016-08-30 11:51

The female driver, driving on the right rear rim of her car, ultimately caused the wildfires in California that burned 450 acres of wilderness.

Elephant sedative suspected in US drug overdoses

2016-07-28 14:09

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals is suspected in spates of overdoses in several US states.

WATCH: South Africa's trance party culture, and drugs

Grant Dreyer from Vortex Trance Adventures tells News24 how South Africa has become a top destination in the Southern Hemisphere for trance party-goers. He explains how events are planned while clearing the air around the subject of drugs at festivals. Watch.

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