Tag «drug smuggling»

Out Of Sight

Special Assignment

In November 2009, 50-year old Liz Warren, a popular chef in the seaside town of Hermanus, was arrested in Senegal for drug smuggling. In June 2013, Gauteng businessman Gerhard Hattingh was imprisoned in Thailand for drug smuggling. Desperate or greedy, naïve or deceived, there are many reasons why people become trapped in this pernicious web …

Beast or Bait

Special Assignment

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 …