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Limpopo cops arrest suspected drug lords and shut down Mandrax lab

2017-02-22 12:46

Police in Limpopo have arrested two suspected drug lords and shut down a multi-million rand drug laboratory operating in a remote village near Groblersdal.

'Innovative' drive-through marijuana shop for Colorado town

2017-02-20 11:24

The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state.

Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m

2017-02-18 22:11

The biggest ever cocaine bust by customs officials at OR Tambo airport has occurred at a cargo warehouse.

Drug strategy plan for Rosettenville – Dept

2017-02-16 21:15

Efforts are underway to help drug addicts and young girls working as prostitutes in crime-riddled Rosettenville, the social development department has said.

Ukraine wants all its prosecutors drug tested

2017-02-16 10:44

Is your prosecutor on drugs? That is what Ukraine would like to know under a new and unlikely initiative.

360kg of cocaine worth £50m washes up on English beach

2017-02-10 22:33

British police say 360 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of up to £50m has washed up on beaches in eastern England

Hawks bust alleged drug dealers with heroin, cocaine in Durban

2017-02-09 12:59

The Hawks organised crime unit has nabbed two alleged drug dealers in two days in Durban this week, confiscating 3 900 heroin tablets and more than 20 pieces of rock cocaine.

Buddhist monk in possession of over 4 million meth pills arrested

2017-02-07 11:16

A Buddhist monk has been arrested in Myanmar after authorities found more than 4 million methamphetamine pills in his car and in his monastery, police have said.

Fed-up Rosettenville locals carry out and set alight furniture from alleged drug dens, brothels

2017-02-05 22:04

Fed-up Rosettenville residents on Sunday took to the streets and forced their way into homes they believed to be used for drug dealing and prostitution, carrying out the furniture and setting it alight.

Kenya lawyer: Govt illegally sent 4 to US in drug case

2017-02-01 10:31

A Kenyan lawyer has charged that four of his clients were taken to the US illegally to face drug trafficking charges.

 

Rollout of medical marijuana soon up for public comment - IFP

2017-02-20 16:14

The use of, and access to, medical marijuana for South Africans will soon be up for public comment, the IFP says.

Limpopo police make R40K nyaope bust

2017-02-19 17:06

In a sting operation led by the Bela-Bela Crime Intelligence Unit and the Provincial Narcotics Task Team, police have seized an estimated R40 000 worth of nyaope.

Johannesburg cracks down on drug suppliers

2017-02-18 11:40

The City of Johannesburg is hunting down drug suppliers in Turffontein.

China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer'

2017-02-16 17:43

China is adding the deadly drug carfentanil and three other opioids to its controlled substances list.

Death of two officers raises questions of drug link

2017-02-15 19:24

A police officer committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, twice, and the Hawks and SAPS were engaged in a war over confiscated drugs, police watchdog IPID has told MPs.

With El Chapo behind bars, prosecutors pursue cartel rival

2017-02-09 14:39

With notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman now behind bars in New York, federal authorities in North Dakota are hoping to extradite one of his organisation's biggest rivals.

'El Chapo' Guzman's sons wounded in cartel attack - report

2017-02-09 07:03

A prominent Mexican journalist is reporting that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say they were attacked and wounded by a rival drug gang figure.

1.4 tons of cocaine seized in record-breaking bust

2017-02-06 10:23

Australia has made its largest cocaine haul ever after seizing a yacht carrying 1.4 tons of the drug with an estimated street value of US$239m.

Israeli ministers endorse bill to export medicinal cannabis

2017-02-05 20:52

Israeli ministers have endorsed a draft bill to legalise export of cannabis for approved medical use, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's office says.

Amnesty warns of crimes against humanity in Philippines

2017-02-01 05:44

Philippine police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or paying others to murder as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, Amnesty International says.

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