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. The Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper said Tyron Lee Coetzee was convicted in a half-day trial Tuesday. It said Lee was…

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. Nelson Pablo Yester-Garrido is wanted in the United States on suspicion of trafficking large quantities of cocaine in…

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. Chairperson of the committee, David Mahlobo, says 6640 foreign nationals are serving time behind bars for various crimes committed on South African soil.…

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. Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesman Nelson Kgwete said the police officer was arrested at São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo. Kgwete said the South African consulate in…

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. This was said by State Security Minister David Mahlobo during a report from Peace and Stability Commission at…

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. Late on Wednesday, police confirmed that they had confiscated 963kg of cocaine worth an estimated R500 million. Later that…