Police seize drugs outside festival

2015-11-29 12:06

A man has been arrested outside a festival venue in Bronkhorstspruit after drugs were allegedly found in his car, Gauteng police say.

Cape Town cops nab man with tik at mall

2015-11-20 21:07

Cape Town police have arrested a man – allegedly carrying a kilogram of tik – at a shopping mall in Milnerton.

Nephews of Venezuelan first lady held on US drug charges

2015-11-12 13:45

Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores have been arrested in Haiti on charges of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the US and will be arraigned in New York, sources say.

Spain cops find 4 tons of drugs in luxury SUVs

2015-11-09 17:52

Spanish police have found 4 tons of Moroccan hashish crammed into 4 luxury SUVs.

Mexico opens tough marijuana debate

2015-11-06 14:43

The Mexican government's resistance to legalising marijuana has taken a hit following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that could pave the way to lifting the nation's ban on pot.

France arrests 2 pilots who fled Caribbean over drug term

2015-11-02 14:45

Two French pilots who escaped the Dominican Republic to avoid 20-year prison terms for cocaine trafficking have been arrested at their homes before being taken to a judge.

Clinton will push for prison reforms

2015-10-30 19:48

White House contender Hillary Clinton is to call for criminal justice reforms that will eliminate the disparity in sentencing between cocaine offences.

Saudi prince held in record Beirut airport drug bust: security source

2015-10-26 14:55

A Saudi prince and four others were detained on Monday in Lebanon in the largest drug bust in the history of the Beirut airport, a security source said.

Thai police arrest 4 Japanese men over drugs

2015-10-24 12:30

Four Japanese men have been charged over drug trafficking and bribery in Bangkok after they were busted in an undercover operation, Thai police say.

Family arrested with 3kg of drugs in stomachs

2015-10-19 21:08

Colombian police say they have arrested a family of four who were carrying 91 cocaine and heroin capsules in their stomachs.


Durban prosecutor allegedly caught with cocaine

2015-11-26 09:52

A Durban prosecutor will be back in court in December after she was charged with being in possession of a large quantity of drugs, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Krejcir, five co-accused to be sentenced

2015-11-16 23:26

Sentencing proceedings of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his five co-accused who were convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping and dealing in drugs are expected to be heard in the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Mexican president opposes marijuana legalisation

2015-11-10 10:58

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he opposes any eventual legalisation of marijuana, five days after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use.

Big cocaine find at Durban harbour

2015-11-08 18:27

Police have uncovered ten blocks of cocaine in a reefer container ship at the Durban harbour.

German teen 'bedroom drug dealer' jailed

2015-11-02 22:40

A German court has jailed a young man who ran a multi-million-euro online drugs business and sold almost a ton of illegal narcotics from his bedroom in his mother's flat.

Uruguay sets high marijuana target

2015-10-31 07:17

Uruguay, the world's first country to legalise marijuana, is aiming to produce between six and 10 tons of pot a month for local use, a senior government official says.

Man caught at OR Tambo trying to smuggle cocaine in shoes

2015-10-30 16:13

Police caught a man at OR Tambo International Airport trying to smuggle cocaine worth R500 000 in his shoes and laptop bag.

2 arrested with R1.9m worth of drugs in Gugulethu

2015-10-24 12:50

Two people have been arrested when drugs with a street value of R1.9m was found under the back seat of a car in Gugulethu in the early hours of Saturday morning, Western Cape police say.

Mexico arrests suspected organisers of 'El Chapo' jailbreak

2015-10-22 19:51

Mexico’s government has announced the capture of six people believed responsible for the July prison break by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, including the elusive drug lord’s brother-in-law.

Mexico drug lord Guzman hurt eluding capture

2015-10-17 10:04

Fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has eluded an operation to recapture him in northwestern Mexico in recent days, injuring his leg and face, authorities say, as the manhunt heats up.

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