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The Cocaine Trap

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Stephen Sutton gazing out of his window in his jail cell.

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After months of hopeless job searching, Stephen Sutton believed his luck had changed when a businessman offered him $15,000 to transport "gold" from Argentina to Australia. But when the "gold" turns out to be cocaine, Stephen finds himself battling both tuberculosis and hostile inmates as he begins serving an 11-year prison sentence and wondering if he will make it out this nightmare alive.