Whiff of weed leads cops to dagga motherload

2015-05-25 17:19

Western Cape traffic officials became suspicious at the weekend after noticing the smell of dagga emanating from a truck that had stopped at a weigh-bridge.

Orange is the New Black Nigerian senator-elect held

2015-05-23 21:57

Nigerian drug agents have arrested a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the basis for the TV hit Orange is the New Black .

Suspected drug addict's begging backfires

2015-05-21 10:18

A suspected heroin addict, posing as a destitute motorist stuck without petrol, has been arrested after police discovered more than just a collection of begging placards in his car.

Prostitute pleads guilty in death of Google exec

2015-05-20 11:22

A prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.

Gene breakthrough sparks 'home-brewed morphine' fears

2015-05-19 10:34

Scientists say they had unlocked a pathway for producing opiates from genetically-engineered yeast but feared the discovery could one day be a bonanza for drug lords.

Alleged drug dealer and cop briber arrested

2015-05-15 10:38

A man has been arrested for alleged drug dealing in Florida, Johannesburg, while another was detained for trying to bribe the officers who were arresting him, police officials say.

Granny arrested for dealing in dagga

2015-05-14 08:31

A 65-year-old granny from Dutywa has been arrested for being in possession of 3.8kg of dagga, Eastern Cape police have said.

Krejcir case back in court

2015-05-13 12:58

The drugs, attempted murder and kidnapping trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others continued in a heavily secured courtroom of the High Court in Johannesburg.

Suspected dagga dealing gran arrested

2015-05-11 19:29

Police have arrested a 65-year-old granny in Dutywa after allegedly finding her in possession of R4 000 worth of dagga.

Synthetic pot leads to hospital spike

2015-05-08 21:20

Hundreds have fallen ill across the US after using synthetic pot containing a powerful chemical.


Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

2015-05-25 12:18

A wanted man newly elected to Nigeria’s Senate is set to appear in court to fight his extradition to the US on 20-year-old charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black".

Gunfight in western Mexico - 39 dead

2015-05-22 22:41

At least 39 people were killed in western Mexico during a fight between armed civilians and security forces.

Drug plane from Venezuela crashes off Colombia's coast

2015-05-21 10:16

A small plane en route from Venezuela with more than a ton of cocaine on board has crashed into the Caribbean after being pursued by Colombia's air force.

Record $50m worth of Mexican heroin seized in NYC

2015-05-20 11:22

An investigation of a pair of NYC drug traffickers has resulted in a record seizure of more than 70 kgs of heroin from Mexico worth at least $50m.

Breaking Bad in China: Chemistry professor in meth gang

2015-05-19 07:51

A former chemistry professor has been identified by Chinese police as part of a gang which cooked up synthetic drugs for sale nationwide, media report.

Five arrested for dagga, mandrax, stolen sheep

2015-05-14 19:04

Five people have been arrested in possession of dagga with a street value of R500 000, stolen sheep and 100 Mandrax tablets in Mthwaku Village.

Indonesian court expects verdict on death row convict in 2 weeks

2015-05-13 14:06

A court will decide in two weeks whether to proceed with a last-ditch appeal by a French death row inmate who is challenging the president's refusal to grant him clemency.

On-air dagga smoker was irresponsible - CDA

2015-05-12 13:27

The man interviewed on television alongside a dagga activist who apparently smoked marijuana live on air has condemned his fellow guest's behaviour.

Colombia rethinks spraying coca crops

2015-05-10 11:36

Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate to eradicate illicit coca plantations, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

Call for redemption as executed Australian mourned

2015-05-08 07:57

More than 1 000 people have mourned executed Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan at his funeral in Sydney with his brother saying he should have been given a second chance during an emotional tribute.

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