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Updated 24 April 2013

10 mistakes drug mules make

Another drug mule has been caught in Cape Town. Here are the 10 biggest mistakes drug mules make.

Just about the worst thing you can do – short of setting yourself on fire – is to let yourself be talked into being a drug mule, says Susan Erasmus.

  • wearing inappropriate clothing for the weather in the country to which they are flying
  • being overly nervous and sweating
  • posing as a tourist, but not having any idea about tourist attractions
  • often travelling for short periods to different countries
  • not having enough luggage for their stay
  • not having any idea where you're staying that night
  • not having enough money for their stay
  • carrying suspiciously large amounts of cash
  • not eating or drinking anything on the flight

Back to choosing to do this: you know it is illegal, but hell, you've hit rock bottom and your options seem limited. But never forget that however grim your life might be, it will be lot worse if you're sharing a small cell with 20 lice-infested people who don't speak your language, if you're starving, filthy, on death row, and have lost all hope.

 
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