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Anti-drug operation nets 4 tons of cocaine in Spain, Morocco

2017-11-18 16:01

Spanish and Moroccan police have netted close to four tones of cocaine with a street value of over €100m and arrested 40 people in a long-term anti-trafficking operation,

Crystal meth worth R4.5m intercepted at Joburg airport

2017-11-15 13:53

A customs official has intercepted 15.1kg of crystal meth, worth an estimated R4.5m, the South African Revenue Service says.

Austrian police find 400 000 ecstasy tablets worth millions

2017-11-09 09:09

Austrian government officials say that police and customs officials have found 400 000 ecstasy tablets worth millions of euros in a truck headed to Istanbul.

Hawks clamp down on Durban drug dealers

2017-11-06 22:56

The Hawks have nabbed four alleged drug dealers and nearly a million rand worth of drugs after conducting two separate busts in KwaZulu-Natal, the Hawks say.

Suspected tik lab shut down, after R30m tik seized

2017-10-30 11:04

The Hawks and police have shut down what is suspected to be one of the biggest tik-manufacturing labs yet in East London.

Tons of cocaine found in sub-like boat

2017-10-27 06:03

Officials in El Salvador say the country's navy has seized nearly 1.7 metric tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible boat off the country's Pacific coast.

Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

2017-10-21 08:30

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed for selling heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter.

Duterte losing favour amid drug killings, wealth allegations

2017-10-09 14:01

Filipinos' satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped steeply amid an outcry over unabated drug killings and unresolved allegations that he has unexplained wealth.

Brazilian woman becomes 4th drug mule nabbed in one month

2017-10-02 12:42

A Brazilian woman has become the fourth alleged drug mule arrested on a flight from Angola to Cape Town in a month, Western Cape police say.

Philippine president says his son will be killed if involved in drugs

2017-09-21 11:56

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

 

Police uncover large dagga plantation in Gauteng

2017-11-17 22:38

Community engagement with police in Gauteng has yielded positive results, including the discovery of a dagga plantation in Muldersdrift.

British woman to go on trial for alleged drug smuggling

2017-11-11 17:30

Prosecutors in Egypt's Red Sea region have referred a British woman to trial before a criminal court for attempting to smuggle hundreds of powerful painkillers which are banned in the Arab country.

Hawks arrest Cape Town law enforcement officer found with 'gang-linked' mandrax

2017-11-08 14:34

A law enforcement officer with the City of Cape Town has been arrested after he was allegedly found with 41 000 mandrax tablets in Bellville South - drugs which sources say belong to a high-profile suspected gang boss.

24M tablets of opiate linked to ISIS fighters seized in Italy

2017-11-05 11:05

Italian authorities say they have seized 24 million tablets of an opioid painkiller that were bound for Libya.

Trump declares US opioid emergency

2017-10-27 13:39

In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump has declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announced new steps - but no additional money - to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in US history.

Meth seizures shoot up in Myanmar's Rakhine

2017-10-22 21:17

Myanmar police have seized methamphetamine pills worth more than $5m in the north of violence-racked Rakhine state, an officer says.

How Hawks are unraveling SA's biggest ever heroin bust

2017-10-18 13:40

An alleged drug smuggling kingpin from Belgium, who is suspected of getting hold of R300m worth of heroin which was discovered on a Villiersdorp farm, is in custody following his arrest at Cape Town International Airport.

13 held in Morocco over record cocaine haul

2017-10-05 10:35

Thirteen Spanish citizens of Moroccan origin have been arrested over a record seizure of cocaine in the North African country, authorities say.

Hawks bust hydroponic dagga lab

2017-09-22 20:24

The KwaZulu-Natal Hawks busted a specialised marijuana production lab in Richmond, nabbing one suspect and seizing illegal substances worth over R250 000.

Durban drug dealer allegedly tried to bribe police

2017-09-17 22:49

A Durban drug dealer has allegedly tried to bribe police with R100 000 to prevent her arrest and that of two others, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

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