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Special Assignment

Beast or Bait

This week Special Assignment investigates the link between drug smuggling and human trafficking. The recent execution of eight of the ‘Bali Nine’ drug smugglers in Indonesia has once again turned the world’s spotlight on the transnational drug trade and the punishment for this crime. In Malaysia, where drug trafficking is a capital crime, a 29-year old South African, Deon Cornelius, is currently awaiting execution. In the global narcotics trade there are two kinds of drug courier: beasts of burden or bait. The latter are usually…

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