Intensify drug trade war, SA told

DAILYNEWS/NEWS /10 June 2013 at 09:00am By: YOGAS NAIR Drug cartels were luring an increasing number of locally recruited “decoys” into the hands of authorities in foreign countries, to enable their drug mules to escape arrest. This is according to a South African organisation, Locked Up, that assists locals arrested abroad. Locked Up director, Patricia…

Woman tells of ordeal as drug-mule slave

MANDLA ZULU | 15 January, 2012 00:08 KWAZULU-Natal drug mule Nonhlanhla “Ndoni” Ngwane was forced to swallow baby carrots to help widen her throat so she could ingest condoms filled with drugs. In a brief, exclusive interview with the Sunday Times, Ngwane recounted her three-month nightmare in Brazil where she was held captive in a…

Drug mule’s hell

SUNDAYINDEPENDENT /18 December 2011 at 09:02am Duped into taking a job overseas, forced to swallow over a kilogram of drugs on four different continents, not getting paid and deprived of food for not obeying orders. This is the picture painted by a South African drug mule currently in hiding with two others after escaping from…

Janice’s sisters tell of last visit

NEWS/CRIME-COURTS /13 December 2011 at 12:37pm By: Mpume Madlala “You must come and see me soon.” These were the tearful words of Janice Linden to her two sisters, Nomalizwi Mhlophe and Priscilla Mthalane, during a 45-minute visit at Guandong prison in China, the day before she was executed by lethal injection. She was not aware…

SA WOMAN EXECUTED IN CHINA

Regan Thaw | 2011/12/12 It has been confirmed by the International Relations Department that China has executed South African Janice Linden for smuggling drugs. Chinese authorities killed her by lethal injection. 35-year old Durban resident Linden was sentenced to death for smuggling 3kg of crystal meth in 2008. International Relations’ Clayson Monyela said they did…

End my hell, pleads drug mule’s mom

NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/KWAZULU-NATAL /14 March 2011 at 18:15pm Vivian Attwood Attending the final stages of the trial of suspected drug dealer Sheryl Cwele and her co-accused, Nigerian Frank Nabolisa, in Ramsgate last week, a frail and emotional Marie Swanepoel, mother of convicted drug smuggler Tessa Beetge, said she could not endure much more suffering. Beetge was arrested…

Foreign Prisons Conditions

Desperate and unsuspecting South Africans are being lured into drug syndicates and are paying a heavy price in prisons all over the world. The more research we do, the more we are finding that although some prisons are labeled as ‘the harshest in the world’ the living conditions in many of these ‘developing countries’ prisons…

Symptoms of Addiction

Drug addiction can EASILY lead you to being a Mule!     BEWARE THERE ARE FOUR STEPS TO DRUG DEPENDENCY The experimental stage. Trying it once, or a few times with long periods of time between tries. The recreational phase. You don’t actively try to acquire the drug, but partake when your friends offer it to you.…

Drug Information – Know your drugs!

We understand that the use of narcotics is not going away so rather than tell you “don’t” because you probably will, we’re offering you accurate information so you can make informed choices. NOTE: We are still gathering information of current trends, prices and phrases of these common drugs in South Africa. Please be patient. If…