ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

China's synthetic drugs problem expanding: government

2017-03-27 20:06

China's drug problem is severe and growing, the government says, with particularly sharp rises in the abuse and production of synthetic drugs.

'My son was no terrorist' - father of French airport attacker

2017-03-19 12:23

The father of the French man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier, says his son was "not a terrorist" and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs.

Philippine vice president slams drug war

2017-03-15 20:09

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo says the nation's drug war has left Filipinos feeling "hopeless and helpless", with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Woman bust with over 1kg cocaine in luggage at Cape Town airport

2017-03-13 13:01

A woman has been arrested at Cape Town International Airport after 10 parcels of cocaine were discovered in her luggage, according to Western Cape police.

Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions

2017-03-04 09:37

Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.

Gauteng govt targets 'coloured communities' in anti-drug battle

2017-02-28 13:24

The Gauteng government says it is is taking the fight against drugs to coloured communities.

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.

 

Hamas sentences 2 drug dealers to death in Gaza

2017-03-19 14:42

A Hamas military court has sentenced two Palestinians to death for drug dealing, in the first such case since the militant group seized the Gaza Strip a decade ago.

SARS finds R1.8m worth of cocaine in tubes of cream

2017-03-17 12:38

Cocaine worth R1.8m has been discovered stashed in tubes of cream at OR International Airport, says SARS.

'El Chapo' health deteriorating in US custody - lawyers

2017-03-14 10:38

The health of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is deteriorating in US custody, his lawyers has complained.

US snuffs pot fans' plans to party on tribal land near Vegas

2017-03-04 12:03

A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada's new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an American Indian reservation near Las Vegas.

Uproar over naked, mistreated prisoners in Philippine jail

2017-03-02 16:43

Photos showing hundreds of prisoners in a Philippine jail sitting naked while being searched for contraband have triggered accusations of further rights abuses.

R30m crystal meth bust at OR Tambo

2017-02-26 13:17

Sars custom officials had to sift through cargo boxes of dried fish – to find the real stink – when they seized crystal meth with a street value of R30m at OR Tambo Airport over the weekend.

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.

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