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WATCH: Police in Spain crack down on mafia, seize 2.7 tons of hashish

2019-05-12 07:47

A three-year joint operation by Spanish and Italian police has resulted in the seizure of 2.7 tons of hashish in the Spanish region of Andalusia.

Crime-prevention blitz deals major blow to suspected drug and rhino horn dealers

2019-05-05 11:37

Suspected drug dealers were arrested and Malaysia-destined rhino horns worth millions intercepted in a two-day crime crackdown in Gauteng.

Man bust for cocaine smuggling after arriving in SA from Brazil

2019-04-03 20:39

A routine search of a man's check-in luggage at OR Tambo International Airport has led to the discovery of what is believed to be cocaine worth R1.5m, according to police.

450 cocaine bricks, worth $38m, found inside 13 duffel bags

2019-03-22 06:24

US customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out Philadelphia's largest seizure of cocaine in more than two decades.

WATCH: 1.7 tons of meth seized at California port

2019-02-09 13:22

US and Australian authorities say 1.7 tons of meth seized at a Los Angeles port was destined to be shipped to Australia. It's being called the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States.

3 alleged drug mules nabbed at OR Tambo Airport

2019-01-13 13:05

Three international travellers have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for allegedly smuggling drugs, according to police.

Police's fight against drugs in Westbury gains momentum

2018-12-27 22:14

The police's anti-drug unit has arrested a 25-year-old suspect in Westbury, Johannesburg, for possession of drugs worth over R100 000 following an "intensive intelligence-driven operation".

Hawks nab one of Johannesburg's 'biggest drug dealers'

2018-12-13 17:44

The Hawks in Gauteng have arrested a man who they describe as one of the biggest drug dealers in Johannesburg.

Dodgy transactions lead to arrests of 4 SA women for cocaine smuggling in the US

2018-12-10 16:14

Suspicious money transactions have led to the arrest of four South African women employed as crew members for MSC Cruises.

US charges Honduran president's brother with drug conspiracy

2018-11-27 09:05

A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been charged in the US with scheming to bring tons of cocaine into the country.

 

Four arrested on drugs charges in Free State

2019-05-11 10:39

Tip offs by fed-up residents of a small Free State town led to several arrests for drug dealing.

Mpumalanga police find heroin worth more than R2m next to road

2019-04-17 11:56

The N4 toll road law enforcement operation conducted in Mbombela has led to the discovery of heroin with a street value of more than R2m.

Drug suspect caught fleeing Australia by Sea-Doo

2019-03-28 05:41

Australian police say a British drug suspect has been thwarted in his attempt to flee the country for Papua New Guinea on a motorised personal watercraft.

WATCH: Technology helps San Francisco erase 8 000 pot convictions

2019-02-26 11:46

San Francisco's top prosecutor says his office used high tech to erase or reduce 8 000 marijuana convictions dating back decades.

'I couldn't save him': One US family's pain after a heroin overdose

2019-01-29 11:14

Landon Biggers became one of 70 237 Americans dead from an overdose in a year. The death count from opioids alone has climbed higher than 400 000 lives as the epidemic enters its third decade.

Police uncover R1.5m stash in Durban flat

2018-12-31 06:48

A 53-year-old man is expected to appear in court after allegedly running a drug laboratory from an apartment in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban.

Alleged drug peddler nabbed on street corner with drugs worth R700 000

2018-12-16 08:20

A major drug haul worth R700 000 has been made on a street corner in Benoni where a man was found with a variety of drugs, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed.

Police operation in Sophiatown leads to arrests of 19 people

2018-12-11 17:33

Increased police visibility in Sophiatown, has led to the arrest of 19 people for a range of offences, Gauteng polce say.

'I killed my best friend': Opioids' fatal grip on US mayor, pal

2018-12-10 10:43

A young Pennsylvania mayor's secret attraction to opioids cost him his life.

Former soccer player questioned after police bust suspected drug lab

2018-11-21 20:38

Police have taken a former Kaizer Chiefs football player in for questioning after a suspected clandestine drug laboratory was discovered at a West Rand farm, News24 has reliably learnt.

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