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Cwele granted R100 000 bail

Written by News24.com on 25 February 2010.

Pietermaritzburg - Sheryl Cwele, the wife of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was granted bail of R100 000 by the KwaZlu-Natal High Court on Friday.

After hearing arguments from Cwele's lawyer and the State prosecutor, Judge Sharmaine Balton said she was satisfied the minister’s wife would not evade trial or interfere with the State witnesses.

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Sheryl Cwele arrested for drug trafficking

Written by Times Live - MONICA LAGANPARSAD on 29 January 2010.

The wife of state security boss Siyabonga Cwele appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg High Court this afternoon on drug trafficking charges.

Sheryl Cwele, a high ranking municipal official on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, was arrested this morning following months of police investigations.

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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.

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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.

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Crackdown on drug cartel

on 16 March 2009.

Crackdown on drug cartel between SA and Brazil leaves unanswered questions. Download PDF Report

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ANOTHER SAA Crew Arrested for drug smuggling

Written by Sam Greenhill - Mail Online on 17 February 2009.

An aircrew arrested after £250,000 of cocaine was discovered in baggage on a plane have been released on bail.

The 15 South African Airways employees were arrested after UK Border Agency officers found 5kg of the class A drug when their flight from Johannesburg arrived at Heathrow yesterday.

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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.

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SA on Mauritius "Drugs-Watch" list

on 27 March 2009.

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

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Have you been offered a job in Thailand?

Written by HAZEL FRIEDMAN on 17 March 2009.

Desperate and unsuspecting South Africans are being lured into drug syndicates and are paying a heavy price in Thailand’s prisons

''Thank you for coming," said Nandipha (not her real name), struggling to make herself heard above the babble. "I don't get to see anyone except for a kind lady from the church. And I can't speak Thai, so I can hardly talk to anyone."

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Spy Minister’s Wife and the Drug Bust

on 15 March 2009.

Exclusive: Intelligence boss’s spouse linked to international cocaine ring. The wife of South Africa’s newly appointed intelligence boss is under investigation for international drug trafficking.

Sheryl Cwele, married to minister of intelligence Siyabonga Cwele, has been directly linked to a KwaZulu-Natal mother arrested in Brazil with an estimated R3-million worth of raw cocaine while en route back to SA last year.

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South African woman hospitalised after prison beating

Written by www.iol.co.za on 15 February 2009.

The South African government has requested a full report on an incident in a Mauritian jail where a South African woman was apparently stripped naked and badly beaten by a notorious security squad.

She was admitted to hospital two days after the incident, after her aunt begged embassy staff to check up on her.