ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

Two arrested for smuggling ephedrine into SA

2015-08-26 14:41

Two men have been arrested at the Beit Bridge border post after they allegedly transported more than R5m worth of ephedrine into the country, Limpopo police say.

120kg of meth worth R37.6m seized at OR Tambo

2015-08-25 15:26

More than 120kg of liquid methamphetamine, worth an estimated R37.6m, has been seized by the SA Revenue Service at the OR Tambo airport.

Community tip-offs help nab suspected drug dealers

2015-08-24 14:00

A suspected drug courier has had a less than peaceful afternoon after a drug delivery in Bellville, Cape Town was intercepted.

Tik worth R8m found in woman's bag at airport

2015-08-19 12:05

Tik with a street value of more than R8m was found hidden in the lining of a woman's baggage at OR Tambo International Airport, the SA Revenue Service says.

Kenya blows up heroin-smuggling yacht

2015-08-14 19:12

Kenya on Friday blew up a yacht seized while smuggling heroin across the Indian Ocean, the interior ministry said, as the east African nation tries to crack down on a rise in drug trafficking.

Drugs hidden in ironing boards at airport

2015-08-13 16:10

Drugs worth more than R2m have been discovered hidden in ironing boards at OR Tambo International Airport's mail centre, the SA Revenue Service says.

Three arrested in border drugs bust

2015-08-12 19:39

Three men have been arrested in separate incidents for the possession of drugs at the Golela border post between South Africa and Swaziland - all in one day.

Man, 91, charged for cocaine 'soap' haul

2015-08-11 11:37

Australian authorities have charged a 91-year-old Sydney man with importing cocaine disguised as soap, as they warned travelers against becoming unwitting drug couriers.

US Coast Guard makes $180m cocaine bust

2015-08-06 21:22

The US Coast Guard has seized more than 5 400kg of cocaine from a vessel in the Eastern Pacific in one of the largest busts of its kind.

'Chapo' Guzman likely still in Mexico - US

2015-08-05 21:10

The US government believes fugitive Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is still in Mexico, and federal agents are working with Mexican authorities on his recapture.

 

Cambodia seizes 1.5 tons of marijuana worth $7m

2015-08-25 20:40

Cambodian police have showed off a seizure of nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana worth more than $7m packed in coffee bags, as part of an ongoing drug crackdown in the country.

Australian police find $12m cocaine haul on yacht

2015-08-25 11:54

Australian police say 70kg of cocaine worth $12m has been seized from a yacht, as they crack down on syndicates trafficking drugs through the South Pacific.

Brazil Supreme Court debates decriminalisation of drugs

2015-08-20 09:14

Brazil’s Supreme Court has begun debating a drug case that could lead to the decriminalisation of possession for personal use in the South American country.

Dagga lab found in Durbanville

2015-08-18 15:50

A hydroponic dagga laboratory has been uncovered after a tip-off led police to a complex in Durbanville near Cape Town.

Durban cop bust in drug raid

2015-08-14 14:25

An eThekwini Metro Police officer has found himself on the other side of the law – detained during a Hawks drug operation in Wentworth, Durban.

2 plead guilty to smuggling heroin from Mexico by drone

2015-08-13 12:47

Two California men have pleaded guilty to using drones to smuggle about 13.61kg of heroin from Mexico to the United States.

Cape Town arrest a 'significant blow' to drug trade

2015-08-12 13:47

A foreign national has been nabbed in Ottery, Cape Town, with a stash of drugs estimated to have a street value of R4m.

Tik taxi bust in the Northern Cape

2015-08-10 13:00

Police have arrested a man who apparently stashed methampethamine in his luggage while travelling to Keimoes, Northern Cape.

US police reach out to drug dealers on Facebook

2015-08-06 11:37

Police in a Massachusetts town are reaching out to drug dealers who want to eliminate their competition.

15 Colombian police killed in Blackhawk crash

2015-08-04 22:09

Fifteen police have died in Colombia after a helicopter taking part in an anti-drug trafficking operation crashed in a remote, jungle-covered region.

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