Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended for doping just hours before the former World Championships silver medallist was due to run in Saturday’s semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres at the Olympics. Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19, four days[…]
A group of state attorneys general in the United States has unveiled a landmark $26bn settlement with major US drug companies accused of fuelling a deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but some states were cool on the agreement. Under the settlement proposal released on Wednesday, the three largest US drug distributors[…]
Three suspects have been arrested for cultivating dagga in the Western Cape. Provincial police spokesperson Capt Frederick van Wyk said two suspects were arrested in Strand and another one in Somerset west on Wednesday. They appeared in court on charges of dealing in and cultivation of dagga on Friday. Van[…]
Cape Town police uncovered a R3m drug haul destined for Johannesburg on Sunday evening. Western Cape police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa said members of the provincial integrated team and Rapid Rail police unit followed up on information about the massive drug exchange on Saturday evening. She said the team observed[…]
A 49-year old man has been arrested in Cape Town on charges of dealing in drugs worth an estimated R100k. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk says members of the central police station were doing visible patrols, stop and searches and focusing on Long Street night clubs for extortion, when they[…]
Following, alleged false allegations made on radio by the Hanover Park ward councillor, Antonio Van Der Rheede, several community members took to the streets on Wednesday morning to voice their dissatisfaction. Residents have accused Van Der Rheede of ongoing favoritism and manipulation within the poverty stricken community. “He is using[…]
Gang violence has re-surged over the Cape flats following the move from alert level 4 to alert level 3 of the hard lockdown put in place by the state to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. However, there are speculations that the spike can be attributed to the[…]
Six men have been arrested in four separate incidents for being in possession of large quantities of drugs and contravening the coronavirus (Covid-19) regulations, and will appear in various magistrates’ courts in Cape Town and George on Monday, Western Cape police said. Two men were due to appear in the[…]
Bonteheuwel, home to over 45 000 residents, is a place where gang-wars, drugs and turf disputes run rampant. But, apart from that, it has graced the Cape Flats with many civilian heroes. One of the many heroines that Bonteheuwel has seen is community activist Henriette Abrahams, who moved out of[…]
Two police officers have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each for their role in drug-running in Cape Town, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. According to the charge sheet, the Hawks received information that officers at Woodstock police station were involved in dealing in drugs and[…]
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.