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Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life in jail in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Two Thai men were sentenced to heavy 16-year jail terms in Indonesia on Wednesday after swallowing a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine in a foiled drug smuggling bid.
More than R400 000 in illicit drugs have been confiscated and two people have been arrested in several police raids in KwaZulu-Natal.
Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.
The sole suspect in a massive heroin bust in the upmarket Zimbali Wedge townhouse has appeared in court, the Hawks have said.
Two South African Airways flight attendants have been arrested in Hong Kong after allegedly smuggling drugs worth R45m into the Chinese territory.
'They can't read, they can't write, and actually they are in the wrong school,' says Angela Salter, founder of the Adonai Crisis Centre which looks after children whose parents abuse alcohol and drugs.
A new test similar to a breathalyser may be able to indicate to traffic authorities or your employer if you’re under the influence of dagga – using only saliva.
The police say they have taken down two multimillion-rand drug labs in Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
Convicted South African drug mule Nolubabalo "Babsie" Nobanda is heading back to South Africa, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed.
Taking the stand to testify in mitigation of sentence in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, Ninow told the court that since his arrest, he is still using drugs despite being incarcerated.
The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit in Katlehong have arrested two people who were allegedly in possession of drugs.
The suspects, aged between 27 and 42, were arrested during a multi-disciplinary take-down operation.
A tourist from the Netherlands has been nabbed after R5m worth of drugs were found in his possession in an Uber vehicle that he was travelling in.
In a filthy squat in a beach town in northern Morocco, drug users inject and smoke heroin, a relatively recent scourge plaguing a region long known for cannabis and contraband.
Spokesperson Siyabulela Malo says the Boland K9 unit had followed up on a tip-off and seized 1 897 mandrax tablets and 2.1kg of tik as well as an unknown amount of cash.
More than R85m worth of narcotics were seized at Port Elizabeth's Ngqura Port Harbour over the weekend, say the police.
A 66-year-old woman from Kuils River in Cape Town was arrested this week for possession of drugs.
Glenn Agliotti says Mauritius newspaper reports linking him to drug busts in that country are "bull****" and he's going to sue for defamation.
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