'Monster Nicholas Ninow will never come out of prison again' - NGO welcomes life sentence

2019-10-17 18:46

Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow has been sentenced to life in jail in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Thai meth swallowers get 16 years jail time in Indonesia

2019-10-16 21:51

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.

Drugs worth almost R400K confiscated in KZN busts

2019-10-12 20:36

More than R400 000 in illicit drugs have been confiscated and two people have been arrested in several police raids in KwaZulu-Natal.

US officials have confirmed 26 deaths and nearly 1,300 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

2019-10-11 09:58

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.

Man appears in court for R4m heroin bust at upmarket Ballito home

2019-10-07 17:42

The sole suspect in a massive heroin bust in the upmarket Zimbali Wedge townhouse has appeared in court, the Hawks have said.

SAA flight attendants arrested in Hong Kong on drug trafficking charges

2019-10-02 21:44

Two South African Airways flight attendants have been arrested in Hong Kong after allegedly smuggling drugs worth R45m into the Chinese territory.

Caring for children whose parents succumb to drugs and alcohol

2019-09-19 13:30

'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.

New drug test: Cops, employers can weed out stoners using their saliva

2019-09-08 21:08

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.

Police take down multimillion-rand drug labs in Gauteng, Mpumalanga

2019-08-21 18:36

The police say they have taken down two multimillion-rand drug labs in Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

SA drug mule caught with cocaine in dreadlocks to be freed from Thai prison

2019-08-07 16:33

Convicted South African drug mule Nolubabalo "Babsie" Nobanda is heading back to South Africa, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed.


Drugs everywhere in prison - Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow

2019-10-17 05:17

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.

EMPD arrests two for drug possession in Katelhong, Vosloorus

2019-10-12 22:06

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit in Katlehong have arrested two people who were allegedly in possession of drugs.

Hillbrow drug dealers nabbed with R1.5m worth of khat, cocaine

2019-10-11 20:55

The suspects, aged between 27 and 42, were arrested during a multi-disciplinary take-down operation.

Dutch tourist nabbed with R5m worth of crystal meth in Gauteng

2019-10-10 21:49

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.

'I shoot up four or five times a day': Heroin addiction sweeps cannabis corridor in Morocco

2019-10-06 21:21

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.

K9 unit busts alleged tik, mandrax dealer in Paarl

2019-10-02 19:49

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.

Cocaine, worth more than R85m, seized at Port Elizabeth harbour

2019-09-09 22:21

More than R85m worth of narcotics were seized at Port Elizabeth's Ngqura Port Harbour over the weekend, say the police.

Officials are investigating a second death and more than 200 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are the other health risks you should know about.

2019-09-07 12:10

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.

Cape Town pensioner arrested with 400 mandrax tablets

2019-08-08 18:15

A 66-year-old woman from Kuils River in Cape Town was arrested this week for possession of drugs.

Agliotti denies Mauritius political, drugs scandal

2019-08-03 16:37

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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