Abbott strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

2015-02-26 13:14

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has struck a conciliatory tone after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

Mexico upset by Pope’s alleged 'Mexicanisation' remarks

2015-02-24 06:35

Mexico is sending a letter to the Vatican to complain about remarks attributed to Pope Francis about the risk of Argentina suffering a criminal 'Mexicanisation' due to the spread of drug gangs there.

Abbott plays down bullying claims against Indonesia

2015-02-19 12:10

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has played down allegations of bullying Indonesia as a diplomatic rift deepens between the neighbours over Jakarta's planned executions of two Australian drug smugglers.

Abbott uses aid to pressure Indonesia over executions

2015-02-18 12:01

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesia to remember Canberra's significant help in dealing with the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as he ramped up pressure to spare two Australians on death row.

Drugs worth R25m+ seized near Joburg

2015-02-16 11:46

Mandrax worth over R25m was seized and five people were arrested in one of Gauteng's largest drug busts at Zuurbekom, near Johannesburg, the Hawks have said.

Calls for Indonesia to spare lives of 'Bali Nine'

2015-02-12 14:44

Australia is stepping up pressure on Indonesia to spare the lives of two drug smugglers facing the firing squad, with foreign minister Julie Bishop warning their execution would be a grave injustice.

R25m in drugs found in Westonaria lab

2015-02-11 12:33

Five people have been arrested in Zuurbekom, Westonaria outside Johannesburg, when a drug laboratory was raided and Mandrax with a street value of R25m was seized, the Hawks say.

Ex-Jamaica PM questioned over bloody raid of 2010

2015-02-10 14:39

Ex-Jamaica PM Bruce Golding testifies before fact-finding panel examining bloody 2010 raid.

Alleged drug manufacturer in court

2015-02-09 22:23

A man accused of manufacturing drugs has appeared in the Mothibistad Magistrate's Court in the Northern Cape.

3 held for drug manufacturing

2015-02-09 21:24

Two Nigerian men and a South African woman have been arrested in Secunda, Mpumalanga, for allegedly dealing in and manufacturing illegal drugs.


Indonesia rejects Australians’ execution appeal

2015-02-24 11:10

An Indonesian judge has rejected an appeal from two Australian men due to be executed in Indonesia after President Joko Widodo denied them clemency.

Police 'nip dagga problem in the bud'

2015-02-19 19:37

Police have spent three weeks spraying Eastern Cape dagga plantations with chemicals in a bid to "nip the problem in the bud".

Joburg man arrested with drugs worth R1.5m

2015-02-18 18:24

A man has been arrested after he was found with the drug "cat" with an estimated street value of R1.5m in Springs on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

3 alleged drug dealers denied bail

2015-02-16 21:11

Three alleged drug dealers have been denied bail in the Secunda Magistrate's Court, Mpumalanga.

Abbott threatens repercussions over 'Bali Nine' executions

2015-02-16 09:55

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Indonesia of the potential for diplomatic fallout if Jakarta goes ahead with the looming execution of two Australian citizens on death row for drug charges.

Alleged 'skunk' dealer arrested

2015-02-11 20:43

A man has been arrested for possession of high grade dagga, or skunk, in Rosettenville.

Unlucky drug dealer throws weed out of window into hands of police

2015-02-10 23:12

A drug dealer in France can count himself unlucky after he threw his cannabis stash out of his flat, only for it to fall straight into the hands of police stationed outside.

SA cop held in Hong Kong for drug smuggling

2015-02-10 10:06

A South African police officer has been arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly trafficking drugs.

Gunshots fired at police in Marseille housing estate

2015-02-09 22:16

Police have said they came under fire as they rushed into a housing estate in the French city of Marseille after residents alerted them that hooded people had shot "Kalashnikovs" in the air.

Mexico judge frees drug 'Queen of the Pacific'

2015-02-08 12:00

A Mexican woman whose links to drug traffickers earned her the nickname "Queen of the Pacific" and inspired a soap opera has been released from prison after winning an appeal.

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