WATCH: Now you can smell like ecstasy - the new fragrance by police

2019-07-01 19:43

An ecstasy-scented perfume has hit the streets as part of an awareness campaign to encourage the public to report drug labs for police to investigate.

'How can a human being smoke another person?' – devastated Bloem family

2019-06-11 10:21

A Bloemfontein household has been left devastated after the ashes of a loved one was stolen during a burglary. And now, they fear his remains will be mixed with other substances to "make a drug that they smoke".

Eastern Cape cops find mandrax worth R30 000 in 10-year-old's schoolbag

2019-06-06 10:06

A 10-year-old boy has been found in possession of drugs with a street value of R30 000 on a taxi destined for Somerset East.

'How my daughter’s rape led me to drugs – and the wake-up call that made me recover'

2019-05-24 14:09

Warning: This article includes topics that may trigger rape survivors.

WATCH: Inside an open-air heroin camp

2019-04-25 17:56

In a corner of Philadelphia known locally as the Badlands some of the purest heroin in the country can be bought for just $5 a bag.

Heroin use is booming rapidly in SA and rogue cops are partly to blame - report

2019-04-11 22:11

A widespread and lucrative local heroin market has expanded across South Africa, facilitated by gangs, organised crime and incompetent or corrupt police, according to a report by ENACT.

Photos show how criminal gangs used stuffed dead rats to smuggle drugs and cell phones into a UK prison

2019-03-25 17:17

Police officers found the dead rats had been disemboweled and filled with drugs, phones, chargers, and SIM Cards.


2019-02-12 09:47

Teddy-bears are often used for comforting children.

Woman, who swallowed bullets of drugs worth about R180 000, nabbed at OR Tambo

2019-02-01 16:32

Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman at OR Tambo International Airport after she was caught with R600 000 worth of drugs.

‘Act on drug abuse’

2019-01-21 16:47

Prominent activist Thabiso Zulu has implored the provincial portfolio committee on Community Safety to intervene in the “collapse of policing” around Pietermaritzburg.


Mike Tyson smoked a drug derived from toad venom. Here’s what to know about the psychedelic that he says makes you feel like 'you die and you’re reborn.'

2019-06-11 20:46

A new GQ profile about former boxer Mike Tyson asserts that after he smoked the psychedelic drug 5-MeO-DMT, his personality changed.

Drugs that work for some may not work for you - but your gut bacteria may be able to tell which meds will work

2019-06-07 19:15

According to a study, genes or species of bacteria could be used to predict the capacity of an individual's gut flora to metabolise a specific drug.

Baby boomers once demonised dagga, but now they're swearing by it as a miracle cure

2019-05-31 13:09

People who are over 50 have found that cannabis can soothe the symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's, and the effects of a stroke.

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.

WATCH: Boy, 9 hooked on heroin after using it for toothache

2019-04-25 16:23

Children as young as nine are becoming opium addicts in Afghanistan.

A mysterious syndrome that makes dagga users violently ill is starting to worry US doctors

2019-03-26 08:44

A key driver of marijuana-related emergency visits to a Colorado hospital since dagga was legalised in the state was a mysterious syndrome characterised by severe nausea and vomiting called CHS.

5 Cullinan pupils arrested for drug dealing

2019-02-14 18:06

Five pupils at a high school in Cullinan, outside Pretoria, have been arrested on drug dealing charges.

PICS: Dagga, magic mushrooms seized in Cape Town raid, two arrested

2019-02-01 16:33

Two people have been arrested after bushels of dagga and a bag of magic mushrooms were found in a house in Kraaifontein, according to Western Cape police.

Cocaine worth R3.3m found in woman's luggage at OR Tambo

2019-01-28 15:14

A woman who was en route to Cape Town from Sao Paulo in Brazil is expected to appear in court after R3.3m worth of cocaine was found in her checked-in luggage at OR Tambo International Airport.

A tech company just launched 'smart' cancer pills that track you with tiny sensors stamped into your medications

2019-01-20 13:55

A digital medicine company called Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. The pills also track activity levels.

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