Not selling booze and tobacco during lockdown 'harmful to addicts'

2020-03-31 09:59

The South African Drug Policy Initiative says the ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco during the coronavirus lockdown should be repealed, saying that it is harmful to people who suffer from substance abuse disorders.

Three suspects in court after being 'caught with R30m worth of cocaine' at OR Tambo airport

2020-02-10 17:01

Three people arrested with allegedly R30m worth of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport over the weekend have made a brief appearance in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court in Gauteng.

K9 unit Zeke's R1m drug haul nothing to sniff at

2019-12-19 13:55

A sniffer dog, which followed its nose and discovered parcels of drugs in a courier vehicle, has helped authorities net contraband worth R1m in Somerset West, according to Cape Town Metro Police.

Cops seize 52 bags of dagga, three suspects arrested

2019-12-05 21:20

Brackenfell police have seized 52 bags of cannabis with an estimated weight of 640kg after stumbling on three mysterious vehicles and a truck parked in a cul de sac.

Fury as Singapore hangs Malaysian 'drug mule'

2019-11-22 22:09

Singapore has hanged a Malaysian heroin trafficker, despite appeals from his homeland to stay a "heart-wrenching" execution that critics said was too extreme for a low-level drug mule.

'Our people feel betrayed' - small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

2019-10-15 13:49

As South Africa looks to enter the booming commercial cannabis market, the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform has repeatedly reiterated the plant's economic promise for the country's poorest province.

PICS | Man arrested in Cape Town with 'two big bags filled with mandrax', drugs worth R7.8m

2019-10-04 12:14

A 39-year-old man in Cape Town has been arrested in possession of what police believe to be drugs worth over R7m, as well as ammunition.

WATCH | Are there really HIV drugs in nyaope?

2019-09-11 05:14

We did a little digging and asked the questions you really want to know: Can HIV medication really get you high? And just how likely is it that these drugs are being cut with the street drug. WATCH

Joint operation: Cops help woman chase man who 'stole' her bag, only to find 10 parcels of dagga inside

2019-07-30 11:30

Cape Town law enforcement officers who helped a woman chase down a man, who had allegedly stolen her bag, ended up arresting both of them when they found out what was inside.

Three arrested in R2m KZN drug bust

2019-07-19 15:50

Three suspects have been arrested for their involvement in drug manufacturing and drug dealing.

 

Northern Cape cops bust four suspects on drug-related charges, tik and CAT seized

2020-03-09 08:56

Northern Cape police have arrested four people, aged 20 to 38, for dealing in drugs worth tens of thousands of rand.

OR Tambo a major hub for drug trafficking, says prison chaplain from Hong Kong

2020-01-31 07:21

Nearly 20% of people arrested in Hong Kong in 2018 and 2019 for possession of drugs, smuggled the substance via OR Tambo International Airport, according to Hong Kong prison chaplain John Wotherspoon.

Two men bust with R4m crystal meth as Gauteng cops crack down on drugs

2019-12-18 14:05

Two men are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon, after they were found in possession of crystal meth worth R4m in Sophiatown.

KZN cops intercept vehicle from Mozambique with R2.7m worth of heroin

2019-12-04 21:09

A vehicle transporting drugs worth an estimated R2.7m from Mozambique has been seized by KwaZulu-Natal police and one suspect has been arrested.

Hawks nab suspected major cannabis supplier in SA, seize R3m worth of marijuana

2019-11-11 12:57

The Serious Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks have bust a drug lab with R3m worth of marijuana in Brits, North West.

Hawks make R4m heroin bust at upmarket home in Ballito

2019-10-06 09:25

The Hawks have arrested a man after finding heroin and other items worth an estimated R4m at his upmarket home in Ballito, north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.

The smuggle is real: Westville prison officials discover 200 'heroin' capsules stashed in underwear of woman visiting inmate

2019-09-24 11:04

A woman visiting an inmate at the Durban Westville Prison has been caught trying to smuggle 200 capsules into the facility, according to the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services.

Woman arrested for allegedly smuggling liquid cocaine into SA

2019-07-30 21:29

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested at King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal for allegedly trying to smuggle liquid cocaine into South Africa.

WATCH: Meet Officer Savage, the dogged drug-busting canine

2019-07-25 15:59

The Cape Town Metro Police Department has a secret weapon in the fight against drugs, and his name is K9 Officer Savage. Watch.

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."

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