ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

WATCH: Kenyan student held after marijuana garden found on top of his house

2016-04-28 14:12

Kenyan police have arrested a student for growing marijuana on the roof of his parents' house in Nairobi.

Police nab woman with Mandrax worth R500 000

2016-04-23 18:01

A 48-year-old woman has been arrested in possession of Mandrax with an estimated street value of R500 000, police said.

Saudi executes Pakistani man over drugs

2016-04-21 17:59

Saudi Arabia has executed a Pakistani national for smuggling drugs, taking to 86 the number of people the ultra-conservative kingdom has put to death this year.

Killing of 9 at Mexican drug house was over $460

2016-04-21 09:40

Mexican officials say the violent weekend slayings of nine men at a drug house in northern Mexico were motivated by a debt of about $460.

Border drug bust yields R80m worth of Mandrax

2016-04-17 13:58

When Sars customs officials searched a seemingly empty truck at the Kopfontein Gate border post, their trained sniffer dog smelled a rat – or in this case, R80m worth of Mandrax tablets.

Alleged druglord's name proposed for Cape Town road

2016-04-11 14:30

An application to have a Blue Downs street renamed after a deceased alleged druglord will be heard by the City of Cape Town’s Naming Committee.

Hawks find R1m drug stash in car's chassis

2016-04-11 11:58

A Gauteng man will appear in court after members of the Hawks found Mandrax with an estimated street value of around R1m hidden under his car.

EU citizens spend over $27bn a year on dope

2016-04-05 19:05

A European Union report says the bloc's citizens spend over $27bn on drugs and 1% of adults use cannabis on an almost daily basis.

9 tons of drugs go up in smoke in Panama

2016-04-02 09:10

Panama's police has destroyed nearly nine tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, seized from smugglers so far this year, officials said.

DA calls for drugs unit to be set up after KwaMashu pupils' deaths

2016-03-27 17:56

The DA has called for a Narcotics Enforcement Bureau to be set up to crack down on illicit drug trafficking in priority clusters following the deaths of four KwaMashu youths to drug-related incidents.

 

Who nose best? French cops asked to 'test' cocaine quality

2016-04-26 18:10

A woman has been arrested in France after she waltzed into a police station, put three bags of cocaine on the counter and asked officers on duty to test its quality.

Tshwane invests R50m to combat drugs

2016-04-21 21:04

Tshwane has invested R50m to fight the scourge of drugs, Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has said.

US find 'longest' drug tunnel on California-Mexico border

2016-04-21 14:12

US authorities have uncovered what they believe to be the longest ever cross-border drug trafficking tunnel connecting Mexico and California, a statement said.

World's nations urged to look beyond war on drugs

2016-04-19 20:52

World governments gathered at the UN have been urged to move away from repression in tackling the drug problem, end the use of the death penalty for drug offences and step up treatment.

Six nabbed with 50K worth of drugs

2016-04-11 19:26

Six men were arrested in Sophiatown, Johannesburg after being found with drugs worth an estimated R50 000, police have said.

25kg drugs, bloodstained knives found at Kenyan university

2016-04-11 12:16

Kenyan police have raided the University of Nairobi and recovered drugs and bloodstained knives, believed to have been used in the recent protests at the institution.

Cannabis farmers hidden in India's Himalayas

2016-04-11 10:14

Some villagers, high in the Himalayas, maintain centuries old tradition of growing charas, Indian cannabis.

Colombian navy seizes more than 1 ton of cocaine

2016-04-04 12:14

The Colombian navy say it has seized more than a ton of cocaine and a semi-submersible "narco sub" in operations on the country's Pacific coastline.

Obama commutes sentences of drug offenders

2016-03-30 20:56

President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders, including more than a third serving life sentences, giving new energy to calls for overhauling the US criminal justice system.

Houses of suspected drug dealers petrol-bombed in Joburg

2016-03-26 14:04

Three houses of suspected drug dealers in Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, have been petrol-bombed, police say.

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