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Mexico: Murdered students were mistaken for rival gang

2015-01-28 09:49

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared have been murdered on the orders of a drug cartel who mistook them for members of a rival gang, the government says, finally confirming the deaths of the students.

Bring back police drug units - Maimane

2015-01-24 18:25

Specialised police units dealing with drugs and gangs need to be reintroduced, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Australian loses Indonesia death row appeal

2015-01-22 16:42

An Australian drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia has lost his appeal for presidential clemency, meaning he could soon face the firing squad alongside a compatriot also convicted of trafficking.

Latecomer delays trial of alleged dagga dealing chef

2015-01-21 19:06

The case against an Mpumalanga chef accused of supplying an inmate with dagga could not be heard in the Tonga Magistrate's Court due to a witness being late.

Cape task team to be trained by DEA

2015-01-20 16:32

Mayor Patricia de Lille has announced that members of Cape Town's drug and gang task team will receive training from the US's Drug Enforcement Administration.

Indonesia prepares to execute 6 drug smugglers

2015-01-17 16:30

Five foreigners and an Indonesian woman sentenced to death on drug charges will be executed by firing squad despite international pleas, Indonesian officials have said.

Man held for possession of drugs worth R1.2m

2015-01-15 18:35

A man has been arrested near Beaufort West for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R1.2m, Western Cape police say.

Could painkillers lead to heroin addiction?

2015-01-15 12:38

The reason why prescription-drug abuse in the US is down may be because some people are switching from painkillers to heroin.

Dominican officials arrested after a ton of cocaine disappears

2015-01-14 07:34

A court in the Dominican Republic has ordered the arrest of three prosecutors and 21 police officers accused of not reporting drug seizures involving more than a ton of cocaine that has disappeared.

Johannesburg drug dealing ring bust

2015-01-07 14:50

Five foreign men have been arrested for alleged drug dealing in Berea, Johannesburg, the Hawks say.

R7m tik seized, woman held

2014-12-23 18:28

A woman has been arrested in Cape Town for dealing in Tik with a street value of over R7m, police say.

Dagga worth R80 000 seized

2014-12-20 14:24

A stash of dagga, with a street value of R80 000, has been found in a deserted shack at Skiet, an informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape Police say.

Coffee delivery to Germany includes sack of cocaine

2014-12-18 19:13

A coffee roasting company in Berlin has received its normal shipment of beans from Brazil with an unexpected addition: a sack brimming with cocaine, police say.

Mpumalanga chef charged for getting dagga to inmates

2014-12-11 19:58

An Mpumalanga chef accused of supplying prison inmates with dagga has been granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Woman found with cocaine in custard packages

2014-12-11 12:04

Authorities say a woman arriving at John F Kennedy International Airport was carrying something extra in the packets of custard and milk powder in her luggage – cocaine.

Hydroponic dagga lab found in Lenasia

2014-12-09 11:26

A hydroponic laboratory used to grow dagga has been uncovered in Zakariyya Park, Lenasia South, police say, adding that no arrests have been made so far.

Man uses St Bernards as drug mules

2014-12-06 12:55

Peruvian police have arrested a Mexican man accused of trying to smuggle about 2.9kg of cocaine to his country inside the bellies of two St Bernard dogs.

Cape Town attorney appears on drug charge

2014-12-05 10:27

A Cape Town attorney has appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court for alleged drug possession, the NPA says.

Three in court for drug possession

2014-12-03 21:09

Two Nigerian men and a South African woman have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's for alleged possession of drugs.

Six charged over huge drug bust

2014-11-29 09:09

Six men have been charged over what Australian police say has been one of the largest drug busts in the country's history.

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

2014-11-24 20:18

The burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar.

German ex-soldier charged with US cocaine conspiracy

2014-11-21 14:57

A German former soldier extradited from Estonia has appeared in court in New York, charged with conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine on board an aircraft, prosecutors say.

Trio held for dagga possession in Uitenhage

2014-11-14 18:31

Two men and a woman have been arrested for possession of dagga with an estimated street value of R11 000 in Uitenhage.

Kenya to extradite 'drug kingpins' to US

2014-11-13 20:32

A Kenyan court has ordered police to process the extradition of four suspected drug traffickers to the United States.

 

2 women held for carrying drug ingredients

2015-01-27 10:09

Two women, who tried to enter South Africa allegedly carrying 18kg of ephedrine, a substance commonly used in heroin, are expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate's Court.

Spain seizes 11 tons of hashish in countrywide raid

2015-01-23 13:30

Spanish police have seized 11 tons of hashish and detained 55 people as part of a vast operation targeting a Moroccan drug trafficking ring, sources say.

'We feel lost' - SA wife's anguish

2015-01-22 13:23
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An SA woman has told News24 of her anguish as her husband faces death for trafficking drugs in Malaysia.

Hydroponic drug lab shut down in Boksburg

2015-01-21 14:45

A hydroponic drug laboratory has been discovered at a house in Boksburg along with dagga with a street value of R100 000, the Hawks said.

Australia pushes to save drug offenders on death row

2015-01-19 13:41

Canberra is pursuing efforts to save two convicted Australians from the firing squad in Indonesia after Jakarta executed six drug offenders.

Could painkillers lead to heroin addiction?

2015-01-16 05:00

The reason why prescription-drug abuse in the US is down may be because some people are switching from painkillers to heroin.

4 Europeans arrested in Cape Town drug bust

2015-01-15 13:18

Three Germans and one Italian have been arrested for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of over R1m, found hidden in various Coca-Cola and wine bottles.

Addicts switching from painkillers to heroin

2015-01-15 11:29

The reason why prescription-drug abuse in the US is down may be because some people are switching from painkillers to heroin.

Jackie Chan's son sentenced to 6 months in jail for drug offence

2015-01-09 09:32

The son of actor Jackie Chan has pleaded guilty in a Beijing court to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in jail.

Lawyer claims KZN drug raid was illegal

2014-12-31 05:45

Two women and two men who allegedly grew dagga hydroponically have been granted bail in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court.

Three arrested for drug possession

2014-12-20 18:20

Three women have been arrested for allegedly dealing in drugs, Kimberly police say.

Soweto woman in court for 2kg of tik

2014-12-19 16:03

A Soweto woman allegedly caught with 2kg of tik while hitch-hiking to Cape Town has appeared in the Beaufort West Magistrate's Court.

Australian arrested in Malaysia for drug smuggling

2014-12-14 08:18

An Australian woman has been arrested in Malaysia after she was caught with 1.5kg of methamphetamine, a news report says.

8 drug dealers remain in custody after court appearance

2014-12-11 19:58

Seven suspected drug dealers have been kept in custody while another released on a warning after appearing briefly in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.

Mom tries to cure sick son with dagga

2014-12-10 21:56
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An Mpumalanga mother who fed her 8-year-old son dagga has been sentenced to two months' imprisonment by the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Man held in R9m drug bust

2014-12-06 17:45

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in a multi-million rand drug bust in Maitland, Cape Town.

Woman appears for drug den

2014-12-05 22:30

A Germiston woman has appeared in the Germiston Magistrate's Court for allegedly cultivating and dealing in dagga.

Two appear for dealing in 'date rape' drugs

2014-12-03 21:09

A Kenyan man and a Somali woman have appeared in the Jeppe Magistrate's Court for alleged possession of drugs including one used for "date rape".

Mexico president seeks to dissolve local police forces

2014-12-02 11:34

Mexico's embattled president has unveiled sweeping reforms to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide.

SA man uses cats to smuggle heroin into UK

2014-11-28 10:02

A South African man has appeared in a London court for allegedly using cat crates to smuggle heroin worth R13m into the UK, according to a report.

KZN crime blackout - claim

2014-11-22 11:53

KwaZulu-Natal police reportedly are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.

Spain seizes nearly 1 ton of cocaine

2014-11-17 14:17

Spanish authorities have seized nearly one ton of cocaine from a yacht off the Canary Islands and arrested its three crew.

Mozambique police hunt for kidnapped ‘drug baron’

2014-11-14 05:00

Mozambican authorities have launched a large police operation after a wealthy businessman branded a "drug baron" by the US government was kidnapped at gunpoint.

Well known Moz 'drug kingpin' kidnapped in mall

2014-11-13 11:40

An alleged Mozambican "drug kingpin", who operates across Southern Africa and is wanted by US authorities, has reportedly been kidnapped inside his mall in Maputo.

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