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FLASHBACK: South African ambassador spent two years in US prison for smuggling drugs

The Cable

7 September 2019

by Femi Owolabi

Between 1999 and 2001, Hazel Francis Ngubeni who served as South African’s high commissioner to Singapore, served a jail sentence in the US. According to Sunday Times, a South African newspaper, Ngubeni waas convicted for smuggling a bag of cocaine while working as a cabin attendant for South African Airways.

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INSIDE STORY OF SOUTH AFRICA DRUG CARTELS

Published on September 7, 2019

By ISIOMA MADIKE from the New Telegraph

A growing drug epidemic appears to be silently taking over cities and towns in South Africa. The country seems to have become a key player in global drug distribution with many alleging that Nigerian dealers dominate the trade in recent times. ISIOMA MADIKE, in this report, looks at the booming drug cartel which, over time, has fueled the dangerous xenophobic attacks against other nationals

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Drug mule Nolubabalo 'Druglocks' Nobanda makes onscreen appeal

Former Makhanda pupil hopes to raise awareness on drug trafficking victims incarcerated on foreign soil

BY ZAMANDULO MALONDE - 05 August 2019 HeraldLIVE

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Call for SA prisoners to do time at home

NEWS / 29 DECEMBER 2018, 3:00PM / DUNCAN GUY

Durban - Activist Pat Gerber hopes that the New Year will bring about the signing of a policy enabling South African prisoners serving sentences in other countries to do their time back home.

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KZN women implicated in MSC Cruises drug raid

6 December 2018, 10:50am / Chanelle Lutchman and Nadia Khan

Durban - Four South African women employed as crew for MSC Cruises have been arrested for allegedly smuggling cocaine to Miami, in the US.

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Mpumalanga woman jailed in Turkey for alleged drug trafficking

South Africa 4.12.2018 10:24 am

Richard Nkosi

Busisiwe Manesseh Ndlovu was well-known in the Emjindini community and the news came as a shock to her family.

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Goswami’s SA mandrax secrets

2019-08-15 11:52

Caryn Dolley - News24

Convicted druglord Vicky Goswami was synonymous with suspected high-level mandrax deals in the 1990s and was publicly associated with prominent local figures – most notably football boss Irvin Khoza.

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Narcos report ranks South Africa as largest market for illicit drugs in sub-Sahara Africa

We just keep bagging these horrible rankings.

Andile Sicetsha by Andile Sicetsha 2019-01-11 12:12 in News

The United States’ Department of State to Congress has published the 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy (INCS) Report and surprise, surprise, South Africa has been ranked as the largest market for the sale of illicit drugs in sub-Sahara Africa.

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KZN drug mules' families shocked by allegations

NEWS / 7 DECEMBER 2018, 1:00PM / THAMI MAGUBANE

Durban - The families of the three Durban women arrested in Miami in the US on allegations of drug dealing are struggling to understand how their children got involved in smuggling.

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Seven cruise ship crew members tried to smuggle cocaine into PortMiami, feds say

By Taylor Dolven

November 26, 2018 06:04 PM

Updated November 27, 2018 08:38 AM

Seven MSC Cruises crew members were arrested on charges of smuggling cocaine into the U.S. at PortMiami earlier this month.

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Why Hong Kong policy on drug crime must treat mules and traffickers differently

While many drug traffickers are only seeking a quick profit, we chaplains meet many others who were tricked or forced into their crime

These people should be treated rather as victims of human trafficking than as drug traffickers in their own right

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 November, 2018, 6:00am

UPDATED : Thursday, 29 November, 2018, 6:00am