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14 attackers killed in gun battle with Mexican marine patrol

2016-12-06 10:04

Police in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 14 criminal suspects have been killed in a gun battle with a patrol of Mexican marines.

Trump says Duterte fighting drugs 'the right way'

2016-12-03 18:09

US President-elect Donald Trump has told Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte that Manila was conducting its deadly drug war "the right way".

Hawks officer shot dead by two 'rogue' cops

2016-11-28 20:17

A Hawks officer was shot dead, allegedly by his own colleagues, a spokesperson for the crime-fighting unit said on Monday.

New K9 unit to tackle Joburg drug war

2016-11-22 10:38

A unit made up of 60 trained SAPS and JMPD officers and dogs has been launched to combat the spread of drug use in Johannesburg.

Cocaine found hidden in books at OR Tambo

2016-11-12 11:02

A cleverly concealed cocaine stash was discovered inside books at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday, the SA Revenue Service says.

Alaska shop set to offer state's first legal marijuana

2016-10-30 19:06

A store in Valdez is set to be the first in Alaska offering retail marijuana sales.

Philippine mayor and 9 others killed in clash with anti-drug police

2016-10-28 18:12

A town mayor and nine of his men have been killed in a gun battle with anti-narcotics officers, Philippine police have said, in the deadliest operation since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a crackdown on illegal drugs.

Police hunting for 230 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

2016-10-24 13:13

A Vietnamese official says 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation centre in southern Vietnam.

Cocaine worth R2.1m seized at OR Tambo airport

2016-10-23 20:07

A detector dog has sniffed out cocaine with an estimated value of R2.1 million at OR Tambo International, the South African Revenue Services said on Sunday.

Pair bust with R900 000 worth of Mandrax

2016-10-22 18:39

Two people, both aged 21, have been arrested for drug possession after a raid on a house in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

 

Drugs worth R6.8m intercepted at OR Tambo

2016-12-05 18:03

Four drug mules have been intercepted at OR Tambo International Airport with narcotics worth R6.8m, SARS says.

Thousands of Mandrax tablets seized in 2nd big bust this week

2016-12-02 16:42

Western Cape police say they have confiscated 9 000 Mandrax tablets during an anti-drug operation in Elsies River, the second major Mandrax bust in one week.

Meth worth R400k found under driver's seat in Port Alfred bust

2016-11-26 17:53

A black bag containing 2kg of the recreational drug methamphetamine was found under the seat of a car that had raised suspicions in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape police said.

Young kids crave dagga

2016-11-13 06:00

Research shows that SA has the highest rate of drug use and abuse in Africa, with children younger than 13 already habituated.

Police hunt for 60 escaped drug addicts in Vietnam

2016-11-07 19:05

An official says police in southern Vietnam are searching for 60 drug addicts who have escaped from a rehabilitation centre.

Pot ballot drives in US cause tension

2016-10-29 21:19

Marijuana legalisation drives around the US are a source of tension between producers and users of medical cannabis.

Weed as a way of life in California may change

2016-10-27 20:33

California voters will decide in November whether to legalise marijuana for recreational use - an issue that has sown deep division among longtime growers.

Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets

2016-10-24 06:35

Afghanistan saw a 10% jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN says.

How drug cartel banked its cash in New York

2016-10-23 17:16

Federal agents say a money laundering scheme carried out by a brother and sister in New York shows one way that Mexican crime cartels try to bring billions of dollars in drug profits out of the US.

Afghanistan burns five tons of drugs, alcohol in single blaze

2016-10-17 07:47

Afghan authorities have burned around five ton of heroin, hashish, drug-making chemicals and alcohol in a show of their commitment to curbing drug trafficking.

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