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!!


Drug mule mom finally home

Written by The Daily News - Rizwana Sheik Umar on 15 October 2009.

'I've paid my dues, I am stronger and I have changed my ways for the better."

These were the words of Joeleene Phillips, 24, a Durban woman who arrived at OR Tambo International airport on Wednesday morning after serving almost three years in a Brazilian prison.


Quick buck is lure for SA drug mules

Written by Daily News on 22 June 2009.

Please note, the Reporter of this article mis-quoted, saying:
"Belinda West, director of Locked Up-2nd Chances for SA's (in)Mates, said most mules faced life imprisonment."  This referred to those imprisoned in the Far East and not in all countries.


SA on Mauritius "Drugs-Watch" list

on 27 March 2009.

Mauritius puts 5 African countries on drugs watch list. Download PDF Report


SA emerges as new drug hub

Written by Daily News on 20 March 2009.

Around 30 South Africans are arrested every month in Brazil on drug smuggling charges - a huge increase in the past two years as South Africa emerges as a new hub in the global drug smuggling business.