trafficking

North Korean diplomat expelled from SA

A high-ranking North Korean diplomat accused of abusing his diplomatic immunity and his embassy’s diplomatic bag to smuggle rhino horn out of South Africa has been expelled from the country. News24 has learnt that Park Chol-jun – also identified in some news reports as Pak Chol Chun – quietly left[…]

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Hawks launch new task team on child sales

The Hawks have established a new task team with the hopes of clamping down on cases where parents are accused of selling their children. The move comes after two such cases were reported this year, although neither bore any indication of being linked to a organised crime syndicate. A 20-year-old[…]

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WCape police seize tik worth R18m during string of drug busts

Combined efforts by Western Cape police have resulted in three drug busts, including one which led to the confiscation of just over R18m worth of tik. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Johan Heuer said the busts were part of joint intelligence-driven operations between the Western Cape Provincial Detectives Narcotics Project Team[…]

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