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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...

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...

Royal Australian Navy seizes more illegal drugs in the Middle East

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations...

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...

Another drug bust in the Arabian Sea

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about AU$155 million during a boarding operation that...

Another drug seizure for Combined Maritime Forces

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The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 900 kg of heroin during two boarding operations that took place in international...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...