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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.

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OR Tambo customs staff held after cocaine bust

May 1, 2016 • Written by: Shana Genever -  SA Breaking News

Four men have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg after a security breach that saw 1.5kg of cocaine allowed to pass through the airport.

 

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SA high commissioner's past as drug smuggler exposed

SUNDAY TIMES NEWS BY MZILIKAZI WA AFRIKA, 2016-10-02

South Africa's high commissioner to Singapore is a convicted drug trafficker who was fired from SAA after being jailed in New York for smuggling a bag of cocaine.

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The enemy's within‚ say cops‚ as three Cape Town officers are held for drugs

By Dave Chambers | Sep 17, 2016 Sowetan

Cape Town police have arrested three of their own in the war on drugs — and say they are poised to swoop on more.

The first arrest happened on Wednesday‚ when a 34-year-old officer at Parow police station was arrested at his home on charges of corruption‚ dealing in drugs‚ possession of drugs and possession of stolen property.

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Is SA doing enough for citizens arrested abroad?

OPINIONMonday 26 January 2015 - 3:36pmContributors: Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis looks at the growing evidence that some drug mules may actually be the victims of human trafficking.

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200 Zim women on China death row…Drug mules duped by boyfriends face execution

May 19, 2016 Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent - Zimbabwe

ABOUT 200 Zimbabweans, mostly women, are on death row in China after they were arrested for drug trafficking, an MP has said. Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development parliamentary portfolio committee chairperson Cde Beatrice Nyamupinga moved a motion on human trafficking in the National Assembly on Tuesday, where she made the revelations.

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Three people arrested and 14 planes searched by gardaí during major international crime operation

Irish News - Saturday 29 October 2016

Cathal McMahon

Gardaí arrested three people and searched 14 airplanes as part of a major international crime-busting operation carried out over 11,000 locations worldwide.

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WATCH: Drug dealers with cops on their payroll

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WATCH: Drug dealers with cops on their payroll

14 September, 01:45 PM

Journalist Paul McNally reports West Johannesburg drug dealers have weaned police officers onto their payroll with (regular) payments of as little as R50.

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Cop arrested in drug swoop

CRIME & COURTS / 09 Jun '16, 07:23am

Botho Molosankwe

Johannesburg - For years, a Joburg police officer allegedly lived a luxurious lifestyle, residing at a plush house in an upmarket estate and driving several sleek vehicles.

 

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South African to hang for drug-trafficking

BY MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW - 25 MAY 2016 @ 3:11 PM

ALOR STAR: A South African was today sent to the gallows by the High Court for trafficking 1,598.3 grammes of methamphetamine three years ago.

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Human trafficking, drug smuggling interlinked

Friday 29 May 2015 14:09

SABC

The United Nations states that individuals who are coerced into international drug smuggling should be considered victims of human trafficking.