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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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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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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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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.

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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.