ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Underworld, tobacco and drug war sparks shootings and protests

2017-05-12 09:29

A violent underworld war has broken out between three distinct groups, one from Johannesburg and two from Cape Town, which in the past few weeks has seen a rising body count in both cities, service delivery protests, looting and fears that there is more to come.

Police seize more than R100m worth of drugs at Swazi-SA border

2017-05-05 15:31

Three suspects are due to appear in the Pongola Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal for possession of more than R100m in drugs.

Justice dept summoned to court after case postponed 69 times

2017-05-03 07:07

The regional head of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in Gauteng has been subpoenaed to explain why a particular matter had been postponed almost 70 times.

 

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.

KZN police reject claims that Xolobeni homestead was trashed in raid

2017-05-24 18:27

KwaZulu-Natal police have rejected claims that they terrorised a family and trashed their homestead during a raid in the Eastern Cape town of Xolobeni.

Massive cocaine bust at OR Tambo

2017-05-11 12:10

Two women have been busted with a huge amount of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport.

Ivory Coast breaks up huge fake drugs market

2017-05-05 13:04

Ivory Coast authorities have deployed dozens of police to break up a fake drugs market in Abidjan estimated to supply nearly a third of all treatments sold in the country.

15 nabbed in blow to Colombia drug cartel

2017-04-30 15:26

Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia's dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday.

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