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. Two customs officials, an airline employee and a foreign national will appear in the Kempton Park…

WATCH: Drug dealers with cops on their payroll

WATCH 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. “By doing that they basically buy police officers over a long-term basis.” WATCH: Crooked cops and drug dens in…

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. The global Operation Ciconia uncovered 2.38 tonnes of cocaine and identified 529 human trafficking victims. A total of 386 people were arrested following the week-long operation.…

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. But on Wednesday, his alleged high life appeared to crumble when the police swooped on him for being…

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. Last week, 28-year-old Deon Cornelius became the latest South African to be convicted for smuggling methamphetamine into an Asian country with stringent drug laws – in this case,…

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. Benjamin William Hawkes, 46, nodded his head in understanding when the judgment was handed down by Judicial Commissioner Choo Kah…