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Royal Navy makes large drug seizure in Arabian Sea

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The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has, with the assistance of the French frigate FS Jean Bart, seized a large haul of...

FS Nivose seizes hashish in the Arabian Sea

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The French warship FS Nivose, part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) has seized more than two and a half tons of hashish from...

ISS: Global war against drugs reaches Kenya

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The first sentencing of a Kenyan on drug trafficking charges took place in New York on 16 August. Baktash Akasha, son of Akasha Abdalla,...

Organised crime and poor policy behind Africa’s looming drugs crisis

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Africa faces a substantial increase in illegal drug use fuelled by organised crime and ineffective policy. In the next 30 years, sub-Saharan Africa will...

Police canine awarded service medal for drug detection

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A South African Police Service (SAPS) canine, a Sable German Shepherd named Savage, has been awarded a service medal for his role in detecting...

ISS: Can Cape Verde keep drug traffickers out?

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In early 2019, Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) police found 9.5 tons of cocaine on a Panama-flagged vessel – the biggest such drug seizure made...

Female traveller arrested for drug smuggling

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Police on Monday arrested a female traveller at the Beitbridge port of entry after South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs officers intercepted her attempting...

Canadians seize 2.5 tonnes of hashish in the Indian Ocean

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On 6 April, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2 569 kilograms of hashish while deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of...

ISS: Heroin use is shooting up in South Africa

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Research has found widespread and problematic use of heroin in South Africa’s small towns, big cities and rural areas. The illicit trade in the...

Combined Task Force 150 seizes 4 085 kg of narcotics

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Over a 24 hour period, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 seized 4 085 kg of illegally smuggled hashish from two separate boarding operations by...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...