Tag «drug»

Joint Police Operations nets R3.5 million worth of drugs and R4.5 million in cash

Pretoria – A police operation has resulted in the arrest of 15 suspects, the seizure of drugs worth R3,5 million and R4 million in cash. The arrests followed after Operation Damon, in which the drug-trafficking network in East London in the Eastern Cape, was investigated.  Operation Damon conceived in January this year, involved officials from …

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Special Assignment

This week Special Assignment investigates the link between drug smuggling and human trafficking. The recent execution of eight of the ‘Bali Nine’ drug smugglers in Indonesia has once again turned the world’s spotlight on the transnational drug trade and the punishment for this crime. In Malaysia, where drug trafficking is a capital crime, a 29-year …

Latest South African Crime Statistics Released

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Pretoria – The South African Police Service (SAPS) today released the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year, which show a range of increases and decreases in certain crime categories. For the year under review, there was an increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Overall, murder decreased by 9.2% over the …