Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

2017-10-21 08:30

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed for selling heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter.

Duterte losing favour amid drug killings, wealth allegations

2017-10-09 14:01

Filipinos' satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped steeply amid an outcry over unabated drug killings and unresolved allegations that he has unexplained wealth.

Brazilian woman becomes 4th drug mule nabbed in one month

2017-10-02 12:42

A Brazilian woman has become the fourth alleged drug mule arrested on a flight from Angola to Cape Town in a month, Western Cape police say.

Philippine president says his son will be killed if involved in drugs

2017-09-21 11:56

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

St Louis protesters - 2nd violent night

2017-09-17 18:34

Protesters are gearing up for a third day of protests over the acquittal of a white former St Louis police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black drug suspect.

Chinese national caught with 5 rhino horns at OR Tambo International Airport

2017-09-11 22:15

A Chinese national attempting to smuggle an illegal stash of five rhino horns has been nabbed at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Intertnational Airport, just two weeks after an online rhino horn auction was held in South Africa.

Drones, social media snooping and cracking codes - SA's potential crackdown on gangs

2017-09-07 07:32

A tech savvy national intervention to intensify the squeeze on gangsterism is in the pipeline, but can only be implemented if police agree with the relevant politicians.

Authorities put up drug dealer's sneaker collection for sale

2017-09-03 22:06

A central Ohio county is selling off an assortment of collectible sneakers seized from a convicted drug dealer.

Security forces kill Colombia's top drug trafficker - president

2017-09-01 17:22

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said security forces killed the second-in-command of the Gulf Clan, the country's foremost drug gang.

SA police officer arrested with drugs in São Paulo

2017-08-25 22:34

A South African police officer has been arrested for alleged drug possession in São Paulo, Brazil.


How Hawks are unraveling SA's biggest ever heroin bust

2017-10-18 13:40

An alleged drug smuggling kingpin from Belgium, who is suspected of getting hold of R300m worth of heroin which was discovered on a Villiersdorp farm, is in custody following his arrest at Cape Town International Airport.

13 held in Morocco over record cocaine haul

2017-10-05 10:35

Thirteen Spanish citizens of Moroccan origin have been arrested over a record seizure of cocaine in the North African country, authorities say.

Hawks bust hydroponic dagga lab

2017-09-22 20:24

The KwaZulu-Natal Hawks busted a specialised marijuana production lab in Richmond, nabbing one suspect and seizing illegal substances worth over R250 000.

Durban drug dealer allegedly tried to bribe police

2017-09-17 22:49

A Durban drug dealer has allegedly tried to bribe police with R100 000 to prevent her arrest and that of two others, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Philippines' Duterte may declare martial law

2017-09-15 12:15

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief says.

New drug and substance abuse hotline for PTA

2017-09-11 22:12

The City of Tshwane has launched a new drug and substance abuse lifeline, Hopeline.

Mobster, on the run since 1994, nabbed in Uruguay

2017-09-04 19:32

A top crime syndicate boss on the run from Italy since 1994 has been arrested in Uruguay, where he was living under an alias and using a false Brazilian passport, authorities say.

Hawks dismantle drug labs, seize drugs

2017-09-02 13:25

The Hawks South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau has clamped down on the illicit drug trade in Gauteng, shutting down two drug labs and seizing a large volume of drugs in the process.

New drug plan promises shift in policy

2017-08-29 08:46

The National Drug Master Plan (NDMP) for 2018-2022 may include radical changes that drug policy reformers have long been campaigning for, although some experts fear it will be sabotaged by political wrangling.

Western Cape police return confiscated 'mandrax machine' to owner

2017-08-24 14:29

A machine seized by police in 2014 as it was suspected of being used to produce masses of mandrax tablets has been returned to its owner – a move which some fear could undo hard work into the fight against drugs.

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