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SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has commended the successful operation by a multi-disciplinary team of police intelligence and border agents at the Port of Durban...

Five suspects arrested for drug trafficking, including ACSA employees

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Five suspects have been arrested for drug trafficking, contravention of the Civil Aviation Act and contravention of the Customs and Excise Act in a...

SAPS records another massive cocaine bust in Durban

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has seized cocaine with a street value of R80 million following another intelligence-driven operation at the Dube Trade...

SAPS makes massive R70 million drug bust at Durban Harbour

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An intelligence driven operation led by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Durban Harbour and members of the Directorate for Priority Crime...

French frigate seizes 2.4 tonnes of cocaine off West African coast

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The French Navy frigate Ventose has seized 2.4 tons of cocaine on a fishing boat off the coast of West Africa. The operation took place...

Cocaine shipment worth over 150 million euros seized in Gulf of...

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The French Navy has seized nearly 5 tons of cocaine from a Brazilian vessel in the Gulf of Guinea. The shipment was destined for...

Three nabbed for cocaine consignment worth millions

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The Hawks, together with Crime Intelligence and Western Cape Traffic, on Thursday arrested three men for the possession of a cocaine consignment worth an...

US, Cabo Verde authorities interdict large cocaine shipment

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US Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines embarked aboard US Navy Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), with support from the Environmental...

Hawks pounce on vessel ferrying R240 million worth of cocaine

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Hawks' National Head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, has lauded his team’s recovery of a 600 kg cocaine cache with a street value of R240...

Investigation into R200 million cocaine theft from Hawks offices

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has launched an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding a break-in at its Serious Organised Crime offices in...

R400m worth of cocaine seized on Gauteng highway

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A 39-year-old suspect is expected to appear in court soon after he was arrested on Wednesday for ferrying R400 million worth of cocaine on...

French Navy seizes six ton of cocaine in the Gulf of...

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The French Navy’s amphibious helicopter carrier Dixmude has seized six tons of cocaine at sea in what the French defence ministry said is a...

Police pounce on R500 million cocaine haul

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National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has lauded the police in the Western Cape for seizing cocaine valued at over R500 million from a...

Ivory Coast gendarmes seize record haul of cocaine

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 Ivory Coast security forces have seized just over 1 tonne of cocaine in a night operation in a northern district of the commercial capital...

Gambia seizes three tonnes of cocaine in one of West Africa’s...

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Gambian authorities seized nearly three tonnes of cocaine from a shipment of industrial salt originating in Ecuador, a spokesman said on Friday, in one...

Migration agency head nabbed for cocaine trafficking

The head of Guinea-Bissau’s migration agency was arrested for suspected involvement in cocaine trafficking, police said, one of the most senior officials in the...

International naval operation nets 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days

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A multilateral naval anti-drug operation confiscated 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days, Colombia President Ivan Duque said on Friday. The Orion V operation -...

Cocaine kingpin nabbed in Mozambique

A top Brazilian cocaine trafficker was arrested in Mozambique, officials in both countries said, underlining the growing global footprint of the First Capital Command...

Guinea-Bissau convicts 12 for smuggling record 1.8 tonnes of cocaine

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A court in Guinea-Bissau has convicted 12 people for cocaine smuggling following the seizure last year of 1.8 tonnes of the drug hidden in...

Suspected drug mules in SA court

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Three suspected drug mules appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate Court today after they were arrested for drug trafficking at OR Tambo International Airport...

Record cocaine haul off Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast navy seized a record amount of cocaine plastic-wrapped in bundles bearing the tattered logos of French fashion house Louis Vuitton and...

Narco-submarine a first for Europe

The discovery of a submarine carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine off Spain marks a “historic” turning point in the battle against drug trafficking,...

Suspected drug sub intercepted off Spain

Spanish police intercepted a submarine apparently transporting drugs in off Galicia, a source with the central government delegation to the region told Reuters. “Early...

Bolivian arrested for cocaine possession at OR Tambo International

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A 21-year-old Bolivian suspect will appear at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after OR Tambo Airport police nabbed her for possession of cocaine valued...

Interpol part of major Guinea Bissau cocaine bust investigation

An Interpol team deployed to Guinea Bissau is assisting national authorities investigate one of the country’s largest ever drug seizures. Police made 10 arrests following...

R85 million drug bust in Port Elizabeth

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An intelligence-driven police operation over the weekend discovered and seized narcotics worth over R85 million at Port Elizabeth’s Ngqura harbour. The multi-disciplinary integrated operation by...

Major cocaine seizure in Guinea-Bissau

Police in Guinea-Bissau seized more than 1.8 tonnes of cocaine hidden in flour bags - the biggest seizure in the country’s history, authorities said. ...

Second big Senegal cocaine bust in a week

Senegal seized 798 kg of cocaine hidden in cars on a ship from Brazil, the customs authority said, the latest large seizure off the...

Major cocaine seizure in Senegal

Senegal seized 238 kg of cocaine hidden in new cars on a ship travelling from Brazil to Angola, the customs authority said, the latest...

Advisor to Niger official arrested in Guinea Bissau drug bust

A man arrested in Guinea Bissau following the seizure of nearly 800 kg of cocaine from a fish truck is an adviser to the...

Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of...

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Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal’s Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across...

Massive cocaine haul in Cape Verde

Police in Cape Verde seized nearly ten tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people on a Russian vessel docked in the capital, police said,...

ISS: Has Algeria joined Africa’s new ‘cocaine coast’?

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In May 2018, a record 701 kilograms of cocaine were seized by customs authorities in the port of Oran, Algeria’s second largest city. The...

Huge cocaine bust in port of Ngqura

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The Directorate of Priority Crime, also known as the Hawks, have seized a massive haul of cocaine in the port of Ngqura with a...

Colombia to use drones to fumigate coca leaf with herbicide

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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday authorized the use of drones to fumigate coca leaves at low altitude using the herbicide...

Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo

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A total of 30kg of cocaine estimated at almost R9 million was seized by South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials in...

Police seize drugs, rhino horns at OR Tambo Airport

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Two suspects were arrested and drugs and rhino horns worth over R6 million were intercepted in separate incidents at OR Tambo International...

SARS intercepts cocaine bullets hidden in socks

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The South African Revenue Services (SARS) customs and the detector dog unit intercepted 2.2kg of cocaine bullets, estimated at R632 000, at...

Cocaine worth R7.4m intercepted at OR Tambo Airport

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) intercepted 26kg of cocaine worth an estimated R7.4 million at OR Tambo International Airport. Friday's bust happened...

SARS confiscates 271kg of cocaine

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Saturday confiscated 271kg of cocaine with a street value of R78 million at OR Tambo...

Cocaine disguised as flour seized in Djibouti

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Djibouti police found 500 kg of cocaine disguised as flour in a shipment from Brazil - in what authorities said on Thursday...

Benin authorities seize 54 kg of cocaine from Brazil

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Benin security forces seized 54 kg of cocaine from a container that arrived at its main port of Cotonou from Brazil, the...

Benin seizes 18 kg of cocaine in Cotonou

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Authorities in Benin seized 18 kilogrammes of cocaine found in a shipping container at the port of the commercial capital Cotonou, the...

Cape Verde seizes 280 kg of cocaine from Brazilian fishing boat

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Authorities in Cape Verde have seized 280 kilograms of cocaine in a bust in the Atlantic from a Brazil-registered fishing vessel as...

Massive drug bust at OR Tambo airport

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South African Police are hard at work trying to establish the destination and the intended recipient of the 143kg of cocaine found...

SARS makes “massive” mandrax, cocaine busts

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has made massive busts of viagra, mandrax and cocaine worth an estimated total value of R48.8...

Cocaine confiscated at OR Tambo Airport

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South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials have confiscated over R7 million worth of cocaine in a bag at OR Tambo International Airport...

French customs seize record 2.25 tonnes of cocaine off Martinique

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French customs officers seized 2.25 tonnes of cocaine, their biggest ever haul, in a raid on a yacht off Martinique, the Finance...

Two Ghanaians in court over 6 tonne cocaine bust

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Two Ghanaian businessmen appeared in court in Accra on Wednesday accused of conspiring to import nearly 6 tonnes of cocaine from Bolivia,...

Guinea-Bissau’s ex-navy chief pleads guilty in U.S. drug case

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Guinea-Bissau's former navy chief, captured in a high-profile drug sting on the West African coast, has secretly pleaded guilty ahead of a...

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