Extradite South African detainees

LOCKED UP in a foreign country

A South African perspective

LOCKED UP in a foreign country is intended to WAKE UP and SHAKE UP the harsh reality of drug trafficking.

This is not another "don't do drugs" website. Rather, it is intended to give you a glimpse into the darker side of the drug business.

If you have never used or never thought about dealing drugs, some of your closest friends probably have. Drug Mules are recruited in nightclubs, at parties, pubs, on the rugby field, in the gym, university, the workplace. In fact, every social gathering has potential.

Not every drug user becomes an addict however, using some drugs can lead to addiction. Addiction can lead to becoming a mule.

For the addict who has lost everything, accumulated debts and finds themselves in a dire financial position, the offer of cash-for-a-run is a very attractive one. The going rate is between R20,000 and R35,000.


  • To educate people!!
  • To put as much pressure as it takes on the SA Government to SIGN onto the existing worldwide multi-lateral Prisoner Transfer Agreement and extradite it's people!!


LETTER TO President Zuma

25th June 2015

Dear President Zuma,

With reference to comments made by Mr Nelson Kgwete on a live radio interview on Tuesday 26th May 2015


LETTER TO Ms Nkoana-Mashabane

13th October 2015

Dear Ms Nkoana-Mashabane,

We are writing on behalf of all the South African families who have family members incarcerated in several foreign countries on drug related charges. As you probably are aware, that besides Ghana and Naples the South African Government is the ONLY other country in the world that refuses to sign Prisoner Transfer Agreements (hereafter referred to as “PTA”) with foreign countries where our citizens are held.


Hope dwindles for women imprisoned in Thailand for drug trafficking

30 OCT 2015 00:00 HAZEL FRIEDMAN

Govt seems reluctant to agree to allow South Africans sentenced abroad to serve part of their sentences at home. Hazel Friedman reports on two cases.


Dead Cows for Piranhas: an exposé of the South African drug trade


Article: Marisa Crous - women24

In a brilliant exposé of the South African drug trade, investigative journalist Hazel Friedman dissects all cogs in the clandestine machine, called international drug syndicates.

Dead Cows for Piranhas by Hazel Friedman (first published in 2014 by Jonathan Ball publishers)