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Dirco considers appealing SA drug mule's death sentence

29 August 2018, 06:30am / Daily News Reporter

Durban - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation is considering appealing the death sentence handed down to a South African drug mule who was arrested in Vietnam.

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SA drug mule sentenced to death in Vietnam

28 August 2018, 12:02pm

Hanoi, Vietnam — A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a South African man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking nearly 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of cocaine.

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Almost 7000 foreign nationals serving time in SA prisons

Updated Dec. 11, 2017, 3:04 p.m. | By Sibahle Motha

The African National Congress' (ANC) Peace and Stability Committee says nearly 7000 foreign nationals are currently serving time in South African prisons.

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SA cop arrested in Brazil for drug possession

25 August 2017 - 14:31 By Nico Gous

A South African police officer has been arrested at an airport in Brazil for drug possession.

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Xolani Opinion: Cops need strategy to target drug kingpins, not the small fish

10 July 2017 9:55 AM

Xolani Gwala reacts to reports that South Africa has allegedly become one of the world's largest players in the illicit drug trade.

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Dutchman held in R300m cocaine bust

Western Cape | 23 June 2017, 07:26am

Staff Writer

Cape Town - A twenty-three year-old Dutchman is expected to appear in the Caledon Magistrate’s Court on Friday after police made one of their biggest cocaine busts.

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SA-based drug lord arrested in Rome

Mandy Wiener | 22 December 2017

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News has learnt that an international fugitive and drug lord who made his home in Sandton, Johannesburg has been arrested on an Interpol red notice in Rome, Italy.

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'He is a gangster like us': New book reveals Zuma's 'darkest secret'

Opinion & Analysis

‘The President’s Keepers’ extract

'He is a gangster like us': New book reveals Zuma's 'darkest secret'

This is an exclusive extract from Jacques Pauw’s ‘The President’s Keepers’, which delves into a world of lethal criminals: the men who keep this toxic president in power

29 October 2017 - 00:00 By JACQUES PAUW

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South African woman charged with smuggling six kilos of cocaine through Perth Airport

South African woman charged with smuggling six kilos of cocaine through Perth Airport

August 19 2017 by David Allan-Petale

The 32-year-old woman arrived in Perth on Friday night on a flight from Johannesburg, and was selected for a baggage search, police said.

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ANC plans to deport foreign national criminals

By Zingisa Mvumvu - July 5, 2017

The ANC is planning to deport all foreign national criminals in SA prisons who have been convicted of “petty crimes” back to their countries to curb overcrowding in local prisons.

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What does it cost the taxpayer to have foreigners in South African jails?

Fourways Review - 6 June 2017

JOBURG – South African taxpayers foot the bill of R845 million per annum for foreigners in SA prisons.

There are about 6 440 sentenced foreign nationals in South African prisons, serving an average of 10.6 years for various crimes they committed in this country.