ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

Dagga worth R3.8m found in hidden truck compartment

2016-05-31 19:45

A tip-off has led to the discovery of R3.8m worth of dagga in a hidden compartment of a truck headed towards Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Urine-soaked baby found in car during heroin arrest

2016-05-30 08:23

US police say a baby was soaked in urine in the back seat of a parked vehicle where four adults allegedly were using heroin.

Crystal meth worth R7.5m intercepted at OR Tambo

2016-05-28 14:06

Crystal meth with a street value of R7.5m was intercepted by custom officials at OR International Airport, the SA Revenue Service says.

Dagga worth R500 000 found in man's shack

2016-05-27 19:02

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after R500 000 worth of dagga was found in his shack in the Northern Cape village of Maremane, police say.

Man bust with R6m in drugs at OR Tambo

2016-05-26 13:30

Sars customs officials say they have intercepted a man who claimed an unaccompanied bag containing 20kg of ephedrine at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Court orderly nabbed for transporting drugs to court cells

2016-05-25 11:36

A police sergeant will appear on the wrong side of the dock on corruption charges after allegedly being nabbed with drugs and cellphones at the Bellville Magistrate's Court.

Drug stash in biscuit packets leads officers to suspected stolen goods haul

2016-05-19 20:02

What started off with Hawks officers finding drugs concealed in biscuit packets led to a R2m haul of drugs and suspected stolen goods in Cape Town.

Woman caught at Cape Town airport with 1kg of drugs taped to her body

2016-05-18 17:30

A South African woman has been arrested at Cape Town International Airport after being found with packets of drugs taped to her body, Western Cape police say.

Man arrested with 21kg of dagga

2016-05-17 18:15

A 30-year-old Kimberley man has been arrested with 21kg of dagga, worth about R106 000 on the street, Northern Cape police say.

Colombia seizes biggest cocaine haul

2016-05-16 20:01

Colombian authorities say they've made the biggest cocaine seizure in the history of a country long plagued by traffic in the drug.

 

Hawks swoop on Durban cocaine mule

2016-05-30 14:27

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested at King Shaka International Airport for alleged possession of cocaine with an estimated street value of R500 000.

Customs nab woman carrying R2m worth cocaine into OR Tambo

2016-05-29 18:25

Sars customs officials have intercepted a woman from Sao Paolo at OR Tambo International Airport who was carrying R2.1m worth of cocaine in her backpack.

Six dismembered bodies found in Mexico taxi

2016-05-27 22:41

The bodies of six men - three decapitated and the rest dismembered - have been discovered inside an abandoned taxi in a violent area of western Mexico.

Stoners planted seed for safer meds

2016-05-26 19:55

Swiss scientists have taken a leaf from the pothead recipe book to brew an e-cigarette cannabis liquid for medical use which they say is safer than a joint and better than a pill.

Mexico families wait for news as mass grave exhumed

2016-05-26 06:15

Anguished relatives are standing by as experts dig up a mass grave with more than 100 bodies buried by authorities in Mexico, where morgues are full due to surging violence.

Bust at Cape Town airport with 2kg of cocaine in pink suitcase

2016-05-23 14:32

A man has been arrested at Cape Town International Airport after more than 2kg of cocaine was allegedly found in his pink suitcase.

Mali drug squad uncovers new African smuggling route

2016-05-19 17:00

Mali's anti-drug squad says it has made its biggest drug seizure in two decades and has uncovered a previously unknown west African smuggling network stretching to Ghana.

Magic mushrooms may dampen depression

2016-05-17 21:01

Hallucination-inducing 'magic' mushrooms could help some people blunt the anxiety caused by chronic depression.

Second Mexican judge backs US Chapo extradition

2016-05-16 22:41

A Mexican judge has approved a second US extradition request for drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, giving the government about a month to confirm the decision.

Man arrested in Durban for hydroponic dagga plants

2016-05-15 11:03

A 57-year-old man has been arrested in Durban after he was found in possession of hydroponic dagga plants with a street value of R100 000.

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