Spain seizes over 15 tons of hashish from ship

2015-07-01 13:09

Spanish police have seized 15.7 tons of hashish resin on a merchant ship laden with salt near the southern port of Malaga, the interior ministry says.

Truck flips in Brazil, 1.3 tons of pot rolls out

2015-06-30 12:20

Bad day for a pair of drug traffickers in Brazil: Their truck loaded with marijuana and a car escorting it plunged off a mountain road near Rio de Janeiro, spilling a load of 1.3 tons of pot.

Record heroin seizures off East Africa

2015-06-25 18:41

A record 1.5 tons of heroin have been seized off East Africa's coast since last month, according to United Nations figures, showing the growing importance of the route to international traffickers.

Husband denied knowing of dead babies

2015-06-23 22:15

Investigators struggle to believe a Utah man didn't know his wife killed babies and left them in the garage.

Traffickers turn surfboard into mini-sub to ship drugs

2015-06-19 21:27

Drug traffickers converted a surfboard into a remote-controlled mini-submarine, in a bid to smuggle $100 000 worth of narcotics from a northwest Mexican border city to the United States, authorities say.

US meth trafficker idolised 'Breaking Bad' star

2015-06-18 11:42

Florida police arrested more than a dozen people from a meth trafficking network whose leader idolised Breaking Bad anti-hero Walter White.

27kg of cocaine found in French military official's bag

2015-06-13 19:08

About 27kg of cocaine have been discovered in the suitcase of a French military officer as he tried to board a plane in French Guyana, the local prosecutor's office says.

PMB police target Whoonga dealers

2015-06-12 11:04

Police have set up an undercover task team to track down major Whoonga drug kingpins in Pietermaritzburg.

Dutch police roll up cannabis 'crime family'

2015-06-10 07:51

Dutch police have arrested six family members accused of exporting large amounts of cannabis to France, police say.

Drug den to become law enforcement base

2015-06-04 16:07

One of Belhar’s most notorious drug dens will be converted into a multi-purpose deployment base for the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Department.


Spanish police smash international drug ring

2015-06-30 20:06

Spanish police say they have smashed an international drug ring, seizing 3.5 tons of cocaine and €9m during a two-year investigation.

Thailand battles to contain rising drug use

2015-06-25 19:04

The stakes are rising in Thailand's fight against drugs as the number of users grows and the authorities seize hundreds of kilograms of narcotics each year.

Australian warship seizes half a ton of heroin

2015-06-24 11:01

An Australian warship patrolling in the Middle East has seized a haul of 581kg of heroin with an estimated street value of more than half a billion US dollars, a naval official says.

Woman with cocaine in breast implants arrested

2015-06-20 13:03

A Honduran woman carrying liquid cocaine in her breast implants has been arrested at the airport in Colombia's capital Bogota, police say.

2 bust with 74kg of dagga hidden under bakkie

2015-06-19 12:20

Two suspected drug dealers are due to appear in the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court after they were caught with 80 bags of dagga fastened to the underside of their bakkie on the Lesotho border.

Italy seizes cocaine worth $1.3bn

2015-06-17 21:05

Italian police have seized more than four tons of cocaine with a street value of $1.13bn and arrested dozens of people suspected of running a huge Mafia drug trafficking ring.

Nigerian gets 25 years for drug dealing

2015-06-12 18:54

A Nigerian national has been handed a 25-year jail term in Durban for selling Ecstasy and cocaine from his panel beating business.

Cheap, synthetic flakka dethroning cocaine

2015-06-10 21:16

South Florida has battled against boatloads of cocaine from South America, but now also faces cheap, synthetic drugs that arrive from China through the mail.

Pot remains Europe's most used drug

2015-06-04 16:09

Marijuana continues to be the European Union's most commonly used drug, with almost 79 million EU citizens estimated to have tried it at some point in their lives.

37 charged with heroin trafficking

2015-06-03 06:08

Thirty-seven people, including two alleged drug kingpins, have been charged with smuggling about one ton of heroin from Mexico into the United States.

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