ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

More than 1 000 arrested in Cape Town in past week

2016-07-25 10:56

More than 1 000 people have been arrested over the past week in two operations in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Hobbling mobster nabbed in Italy

2016-07-22 05:52

Italian police have slapped cuffs on a fugitive after a high-speed chase turned into a hobble when the mobster broke his ankle.

4 arrested for drug possession in Cape Town

2016-07-17 09:56

Four people have been arrested for possession of drugs worth more than R250 000 in Cape Town, police say.

Philippines hails deadly drugs war a 'success'

2016-07-14 19:50

The Philippine government has hailed its war on drugs a "success", as police confirmed killing nearly 200 people in a two-month blitz that has outraged rights groups.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

2016-07-01 06:51

Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as the Philippines' president and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.

Woman arrested with almost R500 000 worth of cocaine at OR Tambo

2016-06-24 22:32

A 44-year-old woman was arrested with cocaine worth almost R500 000 at OR Tambo International airport, police said on Friday.

Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub

2016-06-24 07:38

Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says in a new report.

Suspected drug dealer nabbed in Benoni

2016-06-19 15:51

A 20-year-old Nigerian, suspected of being an alleged drug dealer, was arrested in Benoni after being found in possession of CAT valued at R100 000, the Ekhurhuleni Metro Police Department has reported.

Hope Zinde's murder-accused son back in court

2016-06-17 07:04

The son of TV personality Hope Zinde is expected to appear in the Brits Regional Court in connection with the murder of his mother.

Sars confiscates R9m cocaine at OR Tambo

2016-06-13 17:49

Authorities have confiscated R9m worth of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport, South African Revenue Service Customs officials say.

 

Woman with 8kg of tik held at Cape Town airport

2016-07-24 16:10

A 27-year-old woman from Hillbrow in Johannesburg has been arrested at Cape Town International Airport after police found 8.1kg of tik in her baggage.

Cape Town hotel surprised by R600 000 cocaine stash

2016-07-20 17:43

The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town says it is surprised at the police's discovery of pure cocaine in one of its flats.

Mpumalanga teacher arrested for 'feeding' kids drugs

2016-07-15 13:17

The Mpumalanga education department has congratulated police for arresting a teacher who reportedly sold Mandrax from his home.

Romania finds 2.3 tons of cocaine in banana crates

2016-07-01 15:37

Organised crime prosecutors in Romania have found more than 2.3 tons of cocaine with street value of almost $700m stashed away in banana crates.

Zuma talks drugs, first loves, learning to read and church

2016-06-27 08:22

President Jacob Zuma has called on South African youth to love themselves, build themselves up, respect their elders and stay away from drugs.

Cocaine dealer caught in a fix

2016-06-24 10:52

A convicted Pietermaritzburg cocaine dealer is accused of being so desperate to delay his sentencing that he deliberately rammed into the presiding magistrate’s car earlier this month.

Duo bust at OR Tambo with 91 cocaine bullets in their stomachs

2016-06-20 11:38

Ninety-one cocaine bullets swallowed by a pair of passengers and a deserted body suit holding concealed contraband are just two of the drug busts made by Sars Customs at OR Tambo International in less than a week.

Hope Zinde’s death gives birth to pledge to fight drugs

2016-06-18 10:08

As the family, friends and colleagues of TV personality Hope Zinde battle to come to terms with her death, those who knew her have called for a war to be waged on drugs.

New Zealand police say busted RV contained half-ton of meth

2016-06-14 08:20

Local residents who became suspicious when three men began offering them wads of cash to help launch a boat from a remote New Zealand beach helped lead police to the nation's largest-ever methamphetamine bust.

Maimane, de Lille attend Manenberg prayer meeting

2016-06-09 21:16

DA leaders Mmusi Maimane and Patricia de Lille have been welcomed at a Manenberg multi-faith prayer meeting where members of the community plagued by drugs and gangsterism have shared their stories of grief and hope.

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