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Barry Oberholzer

Barry Oberholzer Oberholzer January 28, 2016


Barry Oberholzer

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Where I Live
South Africa
Barry Oberholzer’s secret life as a confidential informant, infiltrating international organized crime syndicates, narco terror groups and exposing sanction-busting activity hit headlines in 2012. Oberholzer reported an array of vital information regarding narcotics, cigarettes and other smuggling activity to intelligence agencies; it was information that could, at any moment, have cost him his life.

In True Freedom. The Astonishing Story of a Former Intelligence Operative. How his Test Became his Testimony, he tells of how he infiltrated international organized crime syndicates and sanction-busting activity. For years, he led a fast-paced double life as an informant for U.S. and other international intelligence agencies; informing on the role of key players including major corporations, crime syndicates, politicians and government officials in high-value international smuggling operations. Along the way he witnessed hypocrisy, controversy, lies, deception and now, like many before him, he’s been burned and spat out by a system wherein he had outlived his usefulness.

Now, after being detained as a prisoner in South Africa, awaiting trial in squalid, inhumane conditions and having found salvation in God; he is ready to give a no holds barred account of what it is like to live the life of a high-level, confidential informant – one who’s gone from esteemed ‘golden boy’ to prisoner awaiting trial. It’s testimony that will move even the most cold-hearted.


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