Smuggling, piracy and sanctions-busting are all part of life on the ocean wave.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.
The tanker hijacking off the Somali coast will not be an isolated incident unless the international community remains engaged to root out piracy.
Given the strict laws governing access to and types of gun allowable in the UK, how do guns get into the hands of criminals?
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.