Dog finds drugs worth R500 000 at OR Tambo Airport

2016-02-02 08:29

A sniffer dog has found drugs with a street value of over R500 000 in two routine checks at OR Tambo International Airport, the SA Revenue Service says.

7 dead in Mexico shootings

2016-01-28 22:38

The bullet-ridden bodies of 7 men have been found in the city of Chilpancingo, in southern Mexico.

Namibian drug mule held in India was en route to South Africa

2016-01-26 12:27

A Namibian national has been arrested in India after allegedly arriving in Bengaluru with 20kg of ephedrine, a report says.

Man dies after Kempton Park drug arrest

2016-01-23 14:20

An angry crowd has reportedly thrown rocks and bottles at police after a man believed to be a Nigerian national died in a police van after being arrested for possession of drugs.

Two arrested in R12m mandrax bust

2016-01-19 18:07

Two people have been arrested in Bloemfontein after they were found in possession of mandrax with an estimated value of R12m, the Hawks say.

Cape Town cops raid Rastafarian dagga plantation

2016-01-15 10:27

Cape Town police have uprooted dagga plants with an estimated street value of R1.7m at a Rastafarian informal settlement in Philippi.

Sean Penn says he has nothing to hide after drug lord interview

2016-01-12 12:36

Sean Penn tells The Associated Press he has "nothin' to hide" after images show he was under surveillance.

Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over 'Chapo' meeting

2016-01-11 07:27

Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has caused a cross-border uproar, with Mexican authorities seeking to question him while US critics lashed out at the American actor.

Cape Town police seize 32 000 Mandrax tablets

2016-01-07 12:31

Cape Town police have seized 32 000 Mandrax tablets in Belhar.

Spain seizes 3 tons of cocaine

2016-01-05 14:52

Spanish police say they have seized three tons of cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers from Spain, Britain and the Netherlands.


Western Cape cops make string of arrests in Operation Fiela raids

2016-01-31 17:26

A suspect has been arrested for being in possession of a homemade gun during the Western Cape’s Operation Fiela.

Cop in dock for allegedly smuggling drugs to prisoners

2016-01-27 12:17

A police constable will appear in the court for allegedly smuggling drugs to prisoners in the court's holding cells.

Two post-mortems for Nigerian who died in cop van

2016-01-25 08:21

Nigerian nationals who accused Kempton Park police of killing one of their countrymen after an apparent drug-related arrest want their own post-mortem conducted on him, Ipid says.

Mexico fast tracking 'El Chapo' extradition

2016-01-22 22:31

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says his country is working to extradite recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman for trial in the United States as soon as possible.

Guzman recapture will not solve Mexico ills

2016-01-15 22:15

Mexico's president has declared 'mission accomplished' after drug baron Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was recaptured.

Afghan drug raid seizes over ton of heroin

2016-01-12 20:27

A special Afghan task force has seized more than a ton of heroin and 1 500 litres of morphine in a raid on an illegal narcotics factory in the northeast of the country.

'El Chapo' extradition could take a year - prosecutor

2016-01-11 18:09

Extraditing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States could take a year or more, a prosecutor says.

Sean Penn's meet with Mexico drug kingpin led to capture

2016-01-10 14:44

US actor Sean Penn interviewed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman three months before the Mexican drug lord's capture this week, Rolling Stone magazine has revealed, a meeting that helped authorities track down the kingpin.

Turkish forces seize 13 tons of marijuana

2016-01-06 15:59

An Ankara report says Turkish forces have seized 13 tons of marijuana after conducting an operation on a ship in international waters off the Libyan coast.

Drug smugglers using more high-tech tactics

2015-12-29 13:38

Britain's Border Force says gangs are using more sophisticated swallowing packages to smuggle drugs into the country.

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