ARTICLES RELATING TO NARCOTICS

Tanzania suspends its shipping 'flag of convenience'

2018-01-21 11:09

President John Magufuli has suspended the registration of foreign vessels in Tanzania, following the seizure of drugs aboard ships flying his country's flag.

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in pineapples

2018-01-17 22:37

Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation has resulted in the seizure of 745kg of cocaine, most concealed inside pineapples.

Two men nabbed after Hawks discover 23 bags of dagga worth R1m

2018-01-12 18:13

Two suspects appeared in court after 825kg of dagga, with an estimated street value of R1.1m, were discovered in their vehicle, according to the Hawks.

Backpackers critically ill after Australia mass drug overdose

2018-01-04 10:38

Nine foreign backpackers, including five from France, have been rushed to hospital in various states of "agitated delirium" after ingesting a travel sickness drug they mistook for cocaine and falling seriously ill, Australian authorities and reports say.

Joint operation secures 85kgs of dagga

2017-12-30 19:19

A joint operation between police units in the East London area has resulted in the seizure of 85kg of dagga and the arrest of a man for dealing in drugs.

I Coast woman who swallowed over 1kg of cocaine held at Thai airport

2017-12-29 17:22

A 27-year-old woman from the Ivory Coast has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport X-ray found more than 1kg of cocaine in her stomach wrapped in scores of small packets.

Greek police seize 136kg of cocaine from smuggling ring

2017-12-04 23:09

Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of being involved in an international smuggling ring importing drugs from Latin America to Europe.

How a Soweto father of 7 became a convicted mandrax smuggler

2017-11-22 10:08

Almost a year ago a father of seven agreed to transport drugs to Cape Town on behalf of an acquaintance. Today he is serving a jail sentence. It was his first brush with the law.

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.

 

Serbia arrests 3 Australians for cocaine smuggling

2018-01-18 10:44

Serbian police say they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.

Cape Town cops arrest 212 people in weekend swoop

2018-01-14 22:31

Almost half a kilogram of heroin, a kilogram of Tik and over 18 000 Mandrax tablets have been confiscated in police raids which led to the arrest of 212 people in the Nyanga, Cape Town, policing district, police say.

Woman caught allegedly smuggling R3.6m of heroin at Lebombo border

2018-01-04 15:50

A woman has been arrested and 3.6kg of heroin was seized at the Lebombo border in Mpumalanga, according to the South African Revenue Service.

Man arrested for possession of drug-making ingredient worth over R1m

2018-01-02 22:06

A foreign official has been arrested after 21 bags of an expensive ingredient used in the production of drugs was found in his room at a guest house in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.

High speed chase nets R80k worth of dagga

2017-12-30 10:06

A high-speed chase between Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea has ended with police recovering 11 bags full of dagga valued at over R80 000.

Couple used drone to deliver drugs to customers in California - police

2017-12-27 09:49

A Southern California couple used a drone to deliver illegal drugs to their customers, authorities have said.

7 dead after alleged drug dealers clash in Rio port

2017-11-26 10:42

Seven people have been found dead in Rio de Janeiro's port after what police said was a deadly clash among suspected drug dealers.

Suspected drug mule nabbed as police tackle crime at the airport

2017-11-22 09:43

A suspected drug mule has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport, as authorities collaborate to combat crime at the airport.

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.

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