Here's what 5 experts told us about the R13 billion worth of cocaine found on a boat owned by JPMorgan

2019-07-18 12:51

"No cartel would risk such a large amount of their product unless they were pretty sure they had the right 'controls' in place."

Europe fights the 'Uberisation' of cocaine trade

2019-06-07 10:33

Purity is at its highest in years, as competition between dealers leads to innovations in cocaine trade, EU agency says.

Cocaine has been found in some UK shrimp, and it's part of a disturbing trend of drug-filled shellfish

2019-05-03 05:38

Shrimp in five UK rivers have tested positive for trace amounts of cocaine. This is just one example of drug-filled shellfish around the world.

Belgian port Antwerp netted record cocaine haul in 2018

2019-01-12 09:48

Belgian authorities said Friday they had seized a record haul of more than 50 tonnes of cocaine at the port of Antwerp in 2018.

These are the 5 most addictive substances on the planet

2018-03-09 17:10

To compare addictive drugs, scientists averaged 3 factors: physical harm, dependency or addiction, and social harm.

Woman arrested at OR Tambo with R2m worth of cocaine

2016-08-15 17:57

Sars customs officials have arrested a woman at OR Tambo International Airport with R2m worth of cocaine.

Boy living in 'smoky house' taken from parents

2015-06-02 15:29

A two-year-old boy in the UK has been placed for adoption after a judge heard concerns about the level of cigarette smoke in the family home.

The weirdest ways people have smuggled drugs

2014-02-13 13:44

There are many other ways of smuggling drugs besides using drug mules. Here are the most popular ones. And some odd ones, too.

Ritalin may treat cocaine addiction

2013-06-28 08:38

The common ADHD drug Ritalin may help improve brain functional connectivity in cocaine addiction.

Resetting the cocaine-addicted brain

2013-04-04 08:11

Studies in rats have shown that stimulating a sleepy brain region in cocaine addicts can diminish craving for the drug, a technique that should also work in humans, scientists say.


Someone in South Africa apparently tried to ship R1.4 billion worth of cocaine into Australia – by welding it into a giant yellow excavator

2019-07-17 15:59

The find represents the biggest ever drug interception in the history of Australia's federal police – nearly half, in a single haul, as much as police there seized in all of the previous year.

A Japanese man died on a flight from Colombia to Tokyo after swallowing 246 packets of cocaine

2019-05-28 12:16

The 42-year-old died on Friday before AeroMexico flight AM58 could make an emergency landing at Mexico's Hermosillo Airport.

R400 million worth of cocaine was hidden in banana crates sent to Germany, and nobody noticed until they reached supermarkets

2019-04-08 12:06

Employees in six Aldi supermarkets and a warehouse in northern Germany found a total of half a ton of cocaine hidden among bananas this week.

Watch: Pablo Escobar’s sex-crazed cocaine hippos are causing mayhem

2018-09-07 16:06

Cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar's hippos are making trouble.

Into Africa: cocaine, commodities and a blue-blooded trader

2016-09-30 09:30

A ship set sail for Africa with Brazilian bounties like sugar and coffee, but nesting amidships was one container with a different kind of cargo: 200 pounds of cocaine.

Why meth and coke are worse for women than men

2015-07-22 11:05

Women formerly addicted to stimulant drugs such as cocaine or meth have a smaller amount of a type of brain tissue known as "grey matter", which affects their ability to think.

Cocaine increases stroke risk sevenfold

2014-02-13 14:23

A new study indicates that in the 24 hours after using cocaine, a young adult's risk of a stroke increases almost sevenfold.

Cocaine worth R68m found off Mossel Bay

2014-01-03 10:08

According to Western Cape police, what appears to be cocaine, with an estimated street value of about R68 million, has been found off Mossel Bay's beaches.

Breathalyser for drugs one step closer

2013-04-26 08:47

A new breath study brings roadside drug testing closer.

Brain discovery may treat cocaine addicts

2013-03-18 08:26

Scientists have discovered a molecular process in the brain triggered by cocaine use that could provide a target for treatments to prevent or reverse addiction to the drug.

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