Drugs: Mules and lures at the dupe market

Blessings Tafadzwa Marufu, a Zimbabwean presented as the one who recruited the four Zimbabwean smugglers arrested in Mauritius last October, was assassinated in China, according to Zimbabwean newspapers. Beyond the truth or not of the news, these regular recruitments of nationals of Zimbabwe to supply the Mauritian market remind those of South Africans between 2000…

Baagi Ba speaks out on TV

Glory Matipile, the General Secretary and founder of Baagi Ba South Africa in Mohlakeng, was a guest on Expressions, an SABC show, on 9 April.April 12, 2019 Glory Matipile, the General Secretary and founder of Baagi Ba South Africa. A representative of a local non-profit organisation that is taking a stand against human trafficking recently…

‘Drug traffickers are used as a decoy’

19 October 2018 5:32 PM A delegation from the International Relations Department is scheduled to visit a South African woman in Mauritius accused of drug trafficking, on Friday. The woman was arrested in her hotel room last month after she was found with pellets of heroin in her luggage. Director at advocacy group Locked Up…

Oprah Magazine Story

In November 2009, the South African Oprah Magazine featured a story about Linda Morris, a Cape Town woman who, for 15 years, has been supporting South African women jailed in Thailand. Gladys Naidoo is one of the women with whom Linda has become particularly close.Download the PDF here. (2.84MB) We would like to express our heartfelt…

Crystal Meth (TIK)

If you are thinking of using or have used TIK, you are NUTS!! TIK is not one of the drugs we at Locked Up are focussing on, but this drug isSO dangerous, SO destructive and SO bad in our own country it’s worth a page on our website… Download a full detailed page on this…

Carte Blanche – Flying High

[Newspaper headlines] 21 January 2009 Flight SA 234 from Joburg to London 15 SAA crew members are arrested and detained In three unidentified bags 50kg of dagga and 4kg of cocaine are seized. A SAA crew member and security guard are arrestedDownload the PDF here. (30.0KB)