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Britain’s Dispute With Argentina Saves A British Drug Dealer From Extradition To Argentina

I watched an episode of Locked Up Abroad. It was about a British woman caught in Buenos Aires with a suitcase full of cocaine. She was given bail and even put in a youth hostel. For some reason the police came to take her back to jail. She escaped without a passport and took local buses up to the border with Brasil. She swam to Brasil and made a report of a lost passport. She got an emergency passport at the British consulate in Sao Paulo. She made it back to England thand thought that she was home free. Two years later she was arrested on an international warrant from Argentina. England considered the extradition until early 2012 and then rejected the request for the lady’s return to Argentina. I suspect that the rejection of the extradition request had something to do with the fight between Argentina and England over the Falkland Islands. This young lady had incredible good luck. But she is stuck in England for the rest of her life. If she went to some other country she would be sent back to Argentina and sent to prison for sixteen years. If she did not have a lot of money for bribes her jail time would be very unpleasant.

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About tatamkuluafrica

I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

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