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Drugs worth R20m found in car

2017-05-28 21:08

Drugs worth more than R20 million have been found in a car near a town in the Karoo.

Australia's 'Ganja Queen' returns home

2017-05-28 08:29

Australian Schapelle Corby has been deported from Bali 12 years after being convicted of drug trafficking on the holiday island.

KZN police reject claims that Xolobeni homestead was trashed in raid

2017-05-24 18:27

KwaZulu-Natal police have rejected claims that they terrorised a family and trashed their homestead during a raid in the Eastern Cape town of Xolobeni.

Massive cocaine bust at OR Tambo

2017-05-11 12:10

Two women have been busted with a huge amount of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport.

Ivory Coast breaks up huge fake drugs market

2017-05-05 13:04

Ivory Coast authorities have deployed dozens of police to break up a fake drugs market in Abidjan estimated to supply nearly a third of all treatments sold in the country.

15 nabbed in blow to Colombia drug cartel

2017-04-30 15:26

Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia's dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday.

4/20, marijuana's high holiday, explained

2017-04-20 09:43

Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather - at 16:20 - in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts.

German cops find 384kg of cocaine

2017-04-11 09:02

German police say they've found what they believe to be 384kg of cocaine in cases of bananas shipped from Ecuador.

Dagga sweet wife-killer gets 30 years

2017-04-09 07:36

A Denver man who claimed that eating marijuana-infused sweets led him to kill his wife has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Spanish police seize 500kg of cocaine in bricks

2017-04-06 05:19

Spanish police say they have seized half a ton of cocaine hidden in fake fireplace bricks and arrested 25 people.

 

Jumpy drug smuggling suspect bounces away from cops using trampoline

2017-05-28 15:02

A suspected drug runner has made a literal leap of faith - over a wall and using a trampoline - to evade approaching Metro Police officers.

Drug gangs take aim at police amid coca crackdown

2017-05-27 23:16

With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, the victim of criminal gangs who are targeting police.

EXCLUSIVE: Underworld, tobacco and drug war sparks shootings and protests

2017-05-12 09:29

A violent underworld war has broken out between three distinct groups, one from Johannesburg and two from Cape Town, which in the past few weeks has seen a rising body count in both cities, service delivery protests, looting and fears that there is more to come.

Police seize more than R100m worth of drugs at Swazi-SA border

2017-05-05 15:31

Three suspects are due to appear in the Pongola Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal for possession of more than R100m in drugs.

Justice dept summoned to court after case postponed 69 times

2017-05-03 07:07

The regional head of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in Gauteng has been subpoenaed to explain why a particular matter had been postponed almost 70 times.

Israelis hold mass pot protest

2017-04-20 22:15

Hundreds of Israelis gathered on a grassy hill overlooking parliament to smoke marijuana in an act of communal defiance of current laws.

Canada unveils legislation to legalize cannabis

2017-04-13 21:19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has unveiled legislation to fully legalize marijuana, making Canada only the second country to do so, after Uruguay.

Saudi executes 3 Pakistanis for heroin smuggling

2017-04-09 23:01

Saudi Arabia has executed three Pakistani nationals convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom to 26 so far this year.

Man caught with 7kg of cocaine at OR Tambo

2017-04-06 22:03

A man has appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court for allegedly trying to smuggle 7kg of cocaine through OR Tambo International Airport.

Ohio boy, 13, dies of suspected heroin overdose

2017-04-04 19:00

Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy has died of a suspected heroin overdose and his father has been jailed on drug-related charges.

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