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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.

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Hope for SA prisoners serving time abroad

Hope for SA prisoners serving time abroad

News | 21 May 2017, 3:10pm

Nkululeko Nene

DURBAN - There seems to be a glimmer of hope for South African prisoners serving jail time abroad who want to return home to complete their sentences.

A high-level delegation from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will gather in Gaborone, Botswana, on Tuesday to discuss the final draft on the transfer of foreign prisoners complaining of appalling conditions abroad.

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Almost R60 billion flows out of SA illicitly

Llewellyn Prince, Media 24 Parliamentary Bureau 2017-03-16 06:10

Nearly R60 billion left South Africa illicitly in the 2015-2016 financial year, and it appears that the country has no strategy to curb the problem.

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The drug trade and the international syndicates behind it

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Tereasa Dias - 3 March 2017

Mexican drug cartels are one of the largest which move heroin. They have infiltrated Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.

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Ipid, Acsa work to curb drug smuggling at OR Tambo

Xolani Koyana | 16 Feb 2017

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is working with the Airports Company to curb an alleged drug smuggling scheme by police and Hawks members at OR Tambo International Airport. Ipid told Parliament’s police committee of a ‘war’ between the police and the Hawks over an alleged drug smuggling scheme at the airport.

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Hawks Warrant Officer brutally murdered by drug dealers

November 29, 2016 2:25 pm by Staff Publisher - NEWS 101

The murder of Warrant Officer Colbern Mashego, a Hawks member who was gunned down on Sunday, has been strongly condemned by the National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza.

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‘ANC planned to sell drugs to fund 1999 election campaign’ - claim surfaces in court

2017-05-03 17:28

Caryn Dolley, News24

Cape Town - Claims that nearly two decades ago the African National Congress (ANC) was in such financial difficulty that it planned to sell drugs to fund its 1999 election campaign were revealed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

 

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SA slated as drug trade hub

Crime & Courts | 10 March 2017

SE-ANNE RALL

Durban - South Africa is the largest market for illicit drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, with the trafficking and use of drugs on an upward trajectory.

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Death of two officers raises questions of drug link

2017-02-15 19:24

Thulani Gqirana, News24

Cape Town – A police officer committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, twice, and the Hawks and SAPS were engaged in a war over confiscated drugs, police watchdog IPID told MPs on Wednesday.

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Customs officials arrested for smuggling cocaine worth R2m

national 16.11.2016 10:39 am

ANA

Unbeknownst to the customs officials, members of the Hawks had them under observation.