ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

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.

Cop arrested in huge Gauteng Mandrax bust

2016-06-09 17:21

A police officer is among five suspects arrested during a R105m Mandrax bust near Vereeniging, the Hawks say.

Nyaope, asthma to blame for initiation deaths in Mpumalanga - traditional authorities

2016-06-08 17:03

Nyaope and asthma are to blame for the recent deaths of two initiates in Mpumalanga, the chairperson of the House of Traditional Leaders says.

Dagga worth R25 000 seized at Cape Town crèche

2016-06-07 10:03

Dagga worth an estimated street value of R25 000 has been seized at an unregistered crèche in Muizenberg, Cape Town, police say.

Apartment complex fire leads cops to dagga lab

2016-06-03 13:04

The sharp noses of police officers have led them to a dagga lab in an apartment complex in Parklands, Western Cape police says.

 

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.

R400 000 worth of drugs seized in Eastern Cape

2016-06-09 09:09

Eastern Cape police have arrested two people and seized R400 000 worth of mandrax tablets while conducting a vehicle check.

Mexico government committed 'crimes against humanity'

2016-06-07 10:22

Mexican authorities and a feared gang have committed "crimes against humanity" during the country's decade-long drug war, a US-based non-governmental organisation says.

R15m crystal meth seized at Durban container terminal

2016-06-07 06:30

Crystal meth with an estimated street value of R15m has been recovered at Durban Container Terminal, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Elite cops in bribe sting

2016-06-03 10:18

Three Pietermaritzburg police officers, part of an elite team tasked with taking down serious and violent criminals, have been ­arrested for allegedly soliciting bribes from a drug dealer.

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