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!!


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)


Nelspruit to Sao Paulo as a drug mule

The story of a drug mule that travelled to Brazil and back.

January 30, 2014

NELSPRUIT -* Dave had dreamt of seeing Brazil, but never did he think his involvement in drug trafficking would lead him on a journey through hell.


Hazel Friedman’s Dead Cows for Piranhas Launched at The Book Lounge, with Tim Parr and Dave Goldberg

by Jean on Dec 12th, 2014

Multi-award winning investigative journalist, Hazel Friedman, appeared at The Book Lounge recently to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Dead Cows for Piranhas. There was nary an empty seat to be seen as veteran musicians, Tim Parr on guitar and Dave Goldberg on keyboard, warmed the crowd with their semi-acoustic blues.