Dealer caught with heroin worth R101m gets 15 year jail sentence

2019-07-23 17:18

Maliki Erick Ngobeni was on Monday convicted and sentenced to 15 years for dealing in drugs, two years after the Hawks intercepted a vehicle he was travelling in near the border post with eSwatini (Swaziland).

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.


2018-07-24 12:27

Enhle Mbali Maphumulo has thanked the woman who came to her rescue during a hijacking a few days ago.

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.

Addicts switching from painkillers to heroin

2015-01-15 11:29

The reason why prescription-drug abuse in the US is down may be because some people are switching from painkillers to heroin.

Legalising pot may cause more problems

2014-06-05 12:36

Marijuana is potentially addictive, proven to contribute to fatal motor-vehicle crashes, and can disrupt the brain function and learning of young users.

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.

Dagga use adversely affects future generations

2014-01-24 11:43

Researchers have found that marijuana affects not just those exposed, but has adverse affects on future generations.

Heroin addiction changes DNA

2013-11-12 08:50

Researchers have noticed DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse.

Vaccine for heroin addiction promising

2013-05-13 08:20

A vaccine that could help fight heroin addiction shows promise in early tests in rats, researchers report.


PICS: Around R1m worth of heroin found in briefcase at CT International Airport

2019-07-12 16:09

A traveller was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport this week after customs officers found around three kilograms of heroin in his luggage, the SA Revenue Service says.

This is what happens to your body during a heroin overdose

2018-08-23 11:10

The effects of heroin on your body is scary.

Heroin one of Mozambique's biggest exports - researchers

2018-07-04 21:23

Mozambique boasts vast coal, ruby and gas deposits, but one of the southeast African nation’s biggest exports may be something more sinister: heroin.

New survery reveals heroin's deadly path...

2015-12-30 12:54

Many teens dabble in a variety of drugs, but narcotic painkillers have been singled out as a gateway drug to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to obtain than other narcotics.

From heroin dealer to Afghan oil man

2014-07-14 16:42

One-eyed Rateb Popal's debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade.

Is nyaope South Africa's worst drug?

2014-04-03 15:54

Nyaope is now officially an illegal drug. But what is it and what are the effects on users?

Why did Hoffman have to die?

2014-02-04 09:51

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death epitomises the tragedy of drug addiction in our society, US drug abuse experts say.

More young people using heroin

2014-01-06 10:28

A worrying trend is the use of heroin by younger people – in combination with other drugs, such as cocaine and dagga.

Painkillers can lead to heroin use

2013-08-23 10:01

Illegal use of prescription pain drugs increases a person's risk of becoming a heroin user, a report suggests.

Glee star's death: more on heroin

2009-09-10 00:00

Glee actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Here's more about heroin.

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