Jhb and Nairobi, ‘shadow capitals’ of Africa’s heroin economy

The UN estimates that 20-40 tons of heroin enter Africa annually, but the actual amount may be much higher.  by Riyaz Patel2020-08-23 04:21in Africa News, Kenya News, Mozambique News, News, Zambia News Heroin economy on the rise in Africa. Pixabay Johannesburg and Nairobi are where big players meet to negotiate illicit deals in the booming heroin economy on the African continent,…

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Prison chaplain says SA needs to tighten OR Tambo security to combat drug trade

30 January 2020 2:00 PMby Qama QukulaTags:Hong KongOR Tambo Interntional AirportDrug traffickingDrug tradeDrug muleOR TamboairportJohn WotherspoonShare This:Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport has become a popular hub for trafficking drugs and other illicit commodities. A Hong Kong prison chaplain is lobbying for authorities around the world to take more action in the fight against drug trafficking. Father…

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‘Lax security’ at OR Tambo airport translates to ‘rise in drug busts abroad’

By ERNEST MABUZA – 29 January 2020 SAPS officers conducting a search between two baggage conveyor belts at OR Tambo International Airport during the festive season. A Hong Kong prison chaplain says several international airports are seeing an unprecedented rise in drug trafficking cases where product was moved from OR Tambo.Image: OR Tambo International Airport Several international airports have…

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Drugs: Mules and lures at the dupe market

Blessings Tafadzwa Marufu, a Zimbabwean presented as the one who recruited the four Zimbabwean smugglers arrested in Mauritius last October, was assassinated in China, according to Zimbabwean newspapers. Beyond the truth or not of the news, these regular recruitments of nationals of Zimbabwe to supply the Mauritian market remind those of South Africans between 2000…

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Baagi Ba speaks out on TV

Glory Matipile, the General Secretary and founder of Baagi Ba South Africa in Mohlakeng, was a guest on Expressions, an SABC show, on 9 April.April 12, 2019 Glory Matipile, the General Secretary and founder of Baagi Ba South Africa. A representative of a local non-profit organisation that is taking a stand against human trafficking recently…

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‘Drug traffickers are used as a decoy’

19 October 2018 5:32 PM A delegation from the International Relations Department is scheduled to visit a South African woman in Mauritius accused of drug trafficking, on Friday. The woman was arrested in her hotel room last month after she was found with pellets of heroin in her luggage. Director at advocacy group Locked Up…

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