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.

Philippines war on drugs escalates

2017-08-18 13:12

Police have killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs, taking the death toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80.

Manila: 32 drug suspects dead in single day

2017-08-16 13:24

Philippine police say an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead - the highest toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

126 poachers strike abalone farm in broad daylight

2017-08-09 07:30

In one of the biggest raids on highly endangered abalone on the Overberg coastline, almost 130 poachers have harvested thousands of abalone near Danger Point, just outside Gansbaai.


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.

Man busted with 5.7 million pills hidden in sheep intestines

2017-08-22 20:28

A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle 5.7 million amphetamine pills, hidden inside sheep intestines, into Dubai, according to a report.

International 'Steroid King' shot dead in Cape Town home in possible hit

2017-08-18 10:50

A convicted steroid smuggler, at one stage on Interpol's wanted list and previously found guilty in Ireland for selling illicit steroids worldwide, has been shot dead in his Constantia home.

Two OR Tambo airport staff nabbed with R5.2m cocaine

2017-08-13 12:00

Two OR Tambo International Airport employees have been arrested on charges of drug dealing after cocaine worth R5.2m was found in their luggage.

Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy

2017-08-04 15:18

A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials say.

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