Soweto man arrested for possession of dagga worth R300 000

A man was arrested in Soweto on Wednesday morning for possession of dagga with a street value of R300,000, Gauteng police said.

“Police this morning received information of a man who was allegedly transporting dagga to Soweto,” Warrant Officer Kay … Read the rest

Amabherethe to clean up Baberton

drugsParents are responsible for keeping their children away from criminal activities, the department of community safety said on Sunday.

“Women must also not allow poverty to keep them in abusive environments, which usually leads to their children being sexually abused,” … Read the rest

Drugs worth R56m seized at Johannesburg airport

drugs-gun-knifeDrugs worth millions were found in a suitcase at the OR Tambo International Airport, the Hawks said on Friday.

“Yesterday [Thursday] at around 4pm…the police at the airport and customs searched an unclaimed luggage bag containing 20kg of crystal meth … Read the rest

Briton, Irishwoman charged for 24 pounds of cocaine in Peru

Cocaine-2Prosecutors formally levied drug-trafficking charges on Tuesday against two young women from Scotland and Ireland who were arrested this month trying to depart Peru with 24 pounds of cocaine in their luggage.

The prosecutor’s office in Callao, the city abutting … Read the rest

15 illegal Soweto taverns shut by police

shebeenFifteen illegal taverns around Soweto were shut down on the weekend, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

“The owners were arrested and the liquor confiscated,” said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

He said the taverns were found in Eldorado Park, Zola, Diepkloof, … Read the rest

First day of legal pot ends in shoot-out

Two suspected robbers believed to be targeting an alleged home-based marijuana growing operation were killed in a shootout on the first day of legal marijuana in Washington state, authorities said.

The 35-year-old homeowner told detectives he shot the masked intruders

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Drugs sold to primary school children

Children as young as 12 are being sold drugs around school premises, Gauteng police commissioner Lt-Gen Mzwandile Petros said on Wednesday.

“I have met with primary school principals in some of our clusters regarding the drug problem. The situation is … Read the rest

Obama, pot win in Colorado, Washington

Colorado and Washington became the first US states to legalise the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday in defiance of federal law.

Amendment 64 supporters were ecstatic at their gathering in Denver Tuesday night when news … Read the rest

20-year sentence for Security Minister’s drug-dealing wife

The prison sentences of Sheryl Cwele — former wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele — and her co-accused were increased to 20 years on Monday.

“The effects of their deeds on the community at large far outweigh their personal … Read the rest

JK Rowling surprises with sleaze in new novel

First reviews of Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s novel for adults on Thursday praised its Dickensian scope and social message, but warned the gritty, even obscene tale was a far cry from Hogwarts.

Shortly before the release of the hotly … Read the rest

65% of South African murders due to alcohol, drugs abuse

About 65 percent of the country’s murders resulted from arguments fuelled by substance abuse, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on Thursday.

Unveiling the 2011/12 crime statistics, Mthethwa said the country’s murder rate had dropped by 3.1 percent since the previous … Read the rest