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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...