Soweto woman in court for 2kg of tik

2014-12-19 16:03

A Soweto woman allegedly caught with 2kg of tik while hitch-hiking to Cape Town has appeared in the Beaufort West Magistrate's Court.

Australian arrested in Malaysia for drug smuggling

2014-12-14 08:18

An Australian woman has been arrested in Malaysia after she was caught with 1.5kg of methamphetamine, a news report says.

8 drug dealers remain in custody after court appearance

2014-12-11 19:58

Seven suspected drug dealers have been kept in custody while another released on a warning after appearing briefly in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.

Mom tries to cure sick son with dagga

2014-12-10 21:56

An Mpumalanga mother who fed her 8-year-old son dagga has been sentenced to two months' imprisonment by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Man held in R9m drug bust

2014-12-06 17:45

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in a multi-million rand drug bust in Maitland, Cape Town.

Woman appears for drug den

2014-12-05 22:30

A Germiston woman has appeared in the Germiston Magistrate's Court for allegedly cultivating and dealing in dagga.

Two appear for dealing in 'date rape' drugs

2014-12-03 21:09

A Kenyan man and a Somali woman have appeared in the Jeppe Magistrate's Court for alleged possession of drugs including one used for "date rape".

Mexico president seeks to dissolve local police forces

2014-12-02 11:34

Mexico's embattled president has unveiled sweeping reforms to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide.

SA man uses cats to smuggle heroin into UK

2014-11-28 10:02

A South African man has appeared in a London court for allegedly using cat crates to smuggle heroin worth R13m into the UK, according to a report.

KZN crime blackout - claim

2014-11-22 11:53

KwaZulu-Natal police reportedly are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.

Spain seizes nearly 1 ton of cocaine

2014-11-17 14:17

Spanish authorities have seized nearly one ton of cocaine from a yacht off the Canary Islands and arrested its three crew.

Mozambique police hunt for kidnapped ‘drug baron’

2014-11-14 05:00

Mozambican authorities have launched a large police operation after a wealthy businessman branded a "drug baron" by the US government was kidnapped at gunpoint.

Well known Moz 'drug kingpin' kidnapped in mall

2014-11-13 11:40

An alleged Mozambican "drug kingpin", who operates across Southern Africa and is wanted by US authorities, has reportedly been kidnapped inside his mall in Maputo.

Marijuana shops not always so popular

2014-11-12 08:45

The booming new marijuana industry has an image problem. Not with government officials and the public, but with other businesses.

Protesters furious over deaths of 43 missing students

2014-11-12 07:34

Mexican protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students torched the ruling party's Guerrero state headquarters as demonstrations rocked President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.

Joost sex video stripper arrested

2014-11-11 08:17

The stripper known for the Joost van der Westhuizen "sex video", has been arrested for being in possession of the drug commonly known as ‘Cat’.

SA homeless boys declined by foster parents

2014-11-07 11:17

Two South African boys who were living on the streets of Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking have been put in a place of safety after their nominated foster parents declined to take them.

SA boys living on the streets of Brazil back home

2014-11-06 12:56

Two South African boys who had been living on the streets in Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking have arrived back in the country, the social development department says.

Men held after R85m drug haul

2014-11-05 15:51

Two men have been arrested at the Middelburg Toll Plaza in Mpumalanga for possession of ecstasy tablets police valued at around R85m.

Diamonds, drugs, seized at Lesotho border

2014-11-03 14:12

Diamonds, drugs and stolen vehicles have been seized at SA's Free State border with Lesotho over the past week, SADF says.

Parents of Mexico missing meet with president

2014-10-30 10:46

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has met with parents of 43 teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, when investigators say police detained the students and handed them over to a drug gang.

Spanish woman had €55 500 hidden in stomach

2014-10-27 09:36

A woman arriving from Belgium has been arrested at an airport in the Dominican Republic with €55 500 hidden in her stomach and €54 600 in her luggage, anti-drugs police say

Mom accused of killing 6 babies

2014-10-20 21:04

A US woman accused of killing 6 newborns and storing their bodies in a garage is to face a December hearing.

New image for Natalspruit Hospital

2014-10-16 18:26

The Old Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong could become a substance abuse rehabilitation facility, the Gauteng health department says.


Coffee delivery to Germany includes sack of cocaine

2014-12-18 19:13

A coffee roasting company in Berlin has received its normal shipment of beans from Brazil with an unexpected addition: a sack brimming with cocaine, police say.

Mpumalanga chef charged for getting dagga to inmates

2014-12-11 19:58

An Mpumalanga chef accused of supplying prison inmates with dagga has been granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Woman found with cocaine in custard packages

2014-12-11 12:04

Authorities say a woman arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport was carrying something extra in the packets of custard and milk powder in her luggage – cocaine.

Hydroponic dagga lab found in Lenasia

2014-12-09 11:26

A hydroponic laboratory used to grow dagga has been uncovered in Zakariyya Park, Lenasia South, police say, adding that no arrests have been made so far.

Man uses St Bernards as drug mules

2014-12-06 12:55

Peruvian police have arrested a Mexican man accused of trying to smuggle about 2.9kg of cocaine to his country inside the bellies of two St Bernard dogs.

Cape Town attorney appears on drug charge

2014-12-05 10:27

A Cape Town attorney has appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court for alleged drug possession, the NPA says.

Three in court for drug possession

2014-12-03 21:09

Two Nigerian men and a South African woman have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's for alleged possession of drugs.

Six charged over huge drug bust

2014-11-29 09:09

Six men have been charged over what Australian police say has been one of the largest drug busts in the country's history.

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

2014-11-24 20:18

The burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.

German ex-soldier charged with US cocaine conspiracy

2014-11-21 14:57

A German former soldier extradited from Estonia has appeared in court in New York, charged with conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine on board an aircraft, prosecutors say.

Trio held for dagga possession in Uitenhage

2014-11-14 18:31

Two men and a woman have been arrested for possession of dagga with an estimated street value of R11 000 in Uitenhage.

Kenya to extradite 'drug kingpins' to US

2014-11-13 20:32

A Kenyan court has ordered police to process the extradition of four suspected drug traffickers to the United States.

Few Africa druggies seek help

2014-11-12 21:21

Africans are less likely than their international peers to seek treatment for drug addiction, an expert has told the national substance abuse treatment symposium.

What is the drug called CAT?

2014-11-12 08:38

Joost van der Westhuizen's ex stripper 'girlfriend' Marilize van Emmenis has been caught with half a bag of CAT in her possession. We take a closer look at this dangerous street drug.

Spanish cops seize 600kg of cocaine from yacht

2014-11-12 05:41

Spanish police have seized nearly 600kg of cocaine from a Czech-registered yacht sailing in the Atlantic.

New twist in case of Sao Paulo street kids

2014-11-10 05:05

New details have emerged about the case involving two South African boys who were repatriated from Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking.

US: Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

2014-11-06 22:03

A man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100 000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year.

Men appear for R85m ecstasy possession

2014-11-05 21:06

Two men who were found allegedly in possession of ecstasy tablets valued at around R85m have appeared in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga.

WHO advocates anti-overdose drugs

2014-11-04 20:23

A powerful drug that can counter the effects of overdose should be made widely available in order to reduce deaths among users of substances such as heroin, the World Health Organisation says.

Bodies of 3 US siblings found in Mexico

2014-10-31 08:18

The bodies of three US siblings of Mexican descent believed to have been kidnapped by armed assailants have been found in Mexico's troubled Tamaulipas state, a prosecutor says.

Cops only had authority for drug sting, court hears

2014-10-27 14:22

A police undercover operation into human trafficking, which led to the arrest of a Durban doctor and four others, was never authorised by the NPA, the Durban Regional Court has heard.

Australia cops seize $25m worth of methamphetamine

2014-10-24 10:35

Police in the Australian capital Canberra says they have seized 28kg of methamphetamine with a street value of around 25 million $22m, media reports.

Female 28 gangster held for murder

2014-10-19 21:12

A woman believed to be a member of the 28 gang has been arrested and charged with murder and dealing in drugs in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Sniffer dogs find 200kg tik at OR Tambo

2014-10-14 18:13

About 200kg of with a value of over R59m has been seized at the OR Tambo airport, says Sars.

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