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More cocaine from Sao Paulo intercepted at OR Tambo

2017-07-22 10:25

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have made their second major drug bust this month at OR Tambo International Airport, when they intercepted 26 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of R7.4m.

Couple's evening of drugs and drinks ends tragically

2017-07-17 13:14

Freddie van Zyl woke up in a pool of blood in his home in Bredasdorp with a wound to his shoulder and his wife dead on the toilet.

Philippines' Duterte makes fresh rape joke

2017-07-14 19:19

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a new joke about rape, saying he would congratulate a rapist who could carry out the crime even knowing he would die.

The high life? Couple weds in pot facility to back new laws

2017-07-03 22:30

A groom donned a bud of marijuana in his coat pocket as he and his bride said "I do" inside a Las Vegas facility that grows the drug that's newly legal to buy.

Inside SA's 'biggest' drug bust – 5 things that have emerged so far

2017-06-26 12:26

Last week a massive haul of drugs, initially thought to be cocaine worth R500m, was discovered in an Overberg town and several facts in the case have since emerged.

Illegal drugs market 'thriving'

2017-06-22 22:02

The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency says.

2 KZN men arrested for dealing heroin

2017-06-20 10:58

Two men in possession of large amounts of heroin have been arrested in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Hawks arrest Rustenburg man for dagga

2017-06-06 20:42

A man has been arrested in Rustenburg for the possession of dagga, the North West Hawks say.

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.

 

5 nabbed with mandrax worth over R1m in Free State sting

2017-07-21 17:24

A sting operation has resulted in the arrest of five men when drugs worth more than R1m were seized just outside Reitz, according to Free State police.

Michigan man in jail for 29 years wins release

2017-07-14 19:19

The Michigan parole board has voted to release a Detroit-area man who's been in prison for 29 years for drug crimes committed when he was a teenager.

Limpopo doctor arrested for dealing in nyaope

2017-07-06 12:08

A Limpopo doctor has been arrested after he was found selling nyaope and other drugs, police say.

R2.4m illegal steroid bust in De Doorns

2017-06-27 10:40

Police have arrested two suspects and seized a truck after discovering anabolic steroids in De Doorns - the second major illicit goods discovery in the Western Cape in less than two weeks.

Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs

2017-06-26 12:21

Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

Police make massive R500m cocaine bust in Overberg town

2017-06-22 08:03

Police have discovered R500m worth of cocaine on a farm in Villiersdorp, apparently destined for overseas markets, and have arrested three suspects.

Young couple held on drugs charge

2017-06-17 21:25

A sting operation has led to the arrested of a young couple and discovery of a variety of drugs at a home in Cape Town, police say.

Interpol: Drug mules swallowing liquid cocaine condoms

2017-05-30 22:41

Interpol says traffickers are increasingly swallowing condoms filled with liquid cocaine to cheat traditional detection methods.

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.

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