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Dead Cows for Piranhas Paperback – October 28, 2014
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The premise of this book is how intertwined drug trafficking and human trafficking are, who the players are, and what happens to the victims.
The title of this book references the decoys (dead cows) who set up to fail in their mission to smuggle drugs through airports so bigger amounts get through. Nearly all of these decoys have no idea the mess they have gotten themselves into until it is too late.
What makes this book fascinating is it exposes a part of the drug world we in America do not really experience, what with all the world drug suppliers right on our southern border.
The book really exposes how the South African government treats its citizens who are victimized from the beginning are set up to fail and are arrested and wind up in prison in various third world hellish places. The treatment of the dead cows is appalling, and the South African government couldn't give a shit.
It also exposes the reader to just how inept and corrupt the South African government is both before and after apartheid. The government's behavior was and still is truly criminal.
Dead Cows for Piranhas is an eye opener to what can happen when something that sounds too good to be true is, and the horrible price people pay for the rest of their life, the complicity that world governments play in the absurd, losing battle known as the "War on Drugs", how deeply involved an enormous group of Nigerians and their network is in drug trafficking around the world, and the sorry pathetic response countries like south Africa exhibit towards its own people who are affected by this terrible side of human suffering.
This is an excellent book.