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Two arrested, R4m in drugs seized by police

2015-08-02 22:03

Police in the Karoo have arrested two people and seized drugs worth millions of rands on the street.

Woman arrested after cocaine found in Salticrax box

2015-07-30 22:13

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested at the Cape Town International Airport after being found in possession of R300 000 worth of cocaine.

One arrested in Bloem drug lab bust

2015-07-28 10:04

A man arrested after police discovered a drug lab in Bloemfontein at the weekend, Free State police said.

French police seize 6 tons of hashish in drug bust

2015-07-27 15:26

French police have discovered nearly six tons of cannabis resin, known as hashish, in a villa in the southern city of Marseille and arrested three men, the interior ministry says.

AI protests 'staggering execution spree' in Iran

2015-07-23 18:01

Amnesty International has protested at what it called a "staggering execution spree" in Iran so far this year that has seen almost 700 people executed.

Police seize 200kg of cocaine at port near London

2015-07-22 14:58

British police say they have arrested eight people after seizing 200kg of cocaine with a street value of some £70m at a port close to London.

Mystery over counterfeit R3m and fake cocaine found in rental car

2015-07-21 09:46

Mystery still surrounds the discovery of over R3 million in counterfeit cash and fake cocaine in a rental car.

Two arrested in R2m Cape Town drug bust

2015-07-19 15:49

Two men have been arrested in central Cape Town after police found drugs with a street value of R2m on a bus, Western Cape police say.

SA drug mule bust with 4kg of drugs hidden in books

2015-07-19 11:11

A South African woman has been arrested after she was found in possession of drugs worth R1.2 million as she arrived at OR Tambo International Airport from Brazil.

Video shows drug lord El Chapo's daring escape

2015-07-15 07:28

Mexico's government has released a video showing fugitive drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman going into his prison cell's shower and bending down behind a short dividing wall before disappearing.

 

2 caught offloading drugs from truck

2015-07-30 22:13

Two people have been arrested while they were allegedly offloading drugs from a truck in Bellville.

Police finds $100m drug haul in the the infamous 'Golden Triangle'

2015-07-28 13:47

Myanmar authorities have seized methamphetamine tablets worth an estimated $100m from an abandoned truck in Yangon, state media saiy, as the country struggles to stem surging drug production.

Vietnam seizes heroin in major drug blitz

2015-07-27 17:21

Vietnam has arrested 17 people after a blitz on drug crime uncovered major stashes of heroin, cannabis and precursor chemicals.

British lord exposed in 'drugs and prostitutes' romp

2015-07-27 12:59

A senior member of Britain's House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute's breasts.

Taiwan busts drug smuggling in frozen tuna

2015-07-23 13:29

Taiwan has seized a stash of amphetamines worth more than $11.3m hidden in frozen tuna cargos at Kaohsiung port, the largest smuggling case of the drug bound for Japan, officials say.

Tik worth over R1m seized at Cape Town International Airport

2015-07-21 16:01

Tik worth over R1m has been found wrapped in a fleece baby blanket in a woman’s suitcase at the Cape Town International Airport.

Marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides

2015-07-20 20:34

The new marijuana industry is wrestling with pests, pesticides and safety worries.

Five alleged Polokwane drug dealers in court

2015-07-19 13:36

Five alleged drug dealers have appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on drug and firearm-related charges, Limpopo police say.

Colorado rejects medical marijuana for stress

2015-07-16 18:09

Colorado health officials have rejected a bid by medical marijuana advocates to put cannabis on a list of approved treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Obama commutes sentences of 46 prisoners

2015-07-13 19:20

President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 46 prisoners, a move he says is part of his commitment to reforming the US criminal justice system.

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