If you can't just say no to danger, adventure and big bucks, then say yes to this book. Let a seasoned veteran who's fought the drug war on the wrong side of the law give you inside info on how to get organized, deal with the money and, yes, prepare for the worst. Includes a detailed chart on state and federal sentencing laws. For information purposes only.
Author: Scott H. Decker Publisher: ISBN: Size: 31.12 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 6438
Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling, based on interviews with thirty-four high level drug smugglers in US federal custody, examines the organizational structures of drug smuggling. Through their interviews and tracking of the Colombia-U.S. drug trade, Scott Decker and Margaret Townsend Chapman find that the organizational nature of international drug smuggling is not hierarchal, but rather organized in series of networks that are often not well connected. The book addresses a key concern about criminals, how they organize themselves to reduce the risks of apprehension while maintaining an effective organizational structure. Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling combines insiders' view of the drug trade with Decker and Chapman's incisive analysis, providing the reader with a thorough picture of this complex subject.
Author: Jonathan Marshall Publisher: Stanford University Press ISBN: 0804782563 Size: 25.76 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 6305
Long before Mexico, Colombia, and Afghanistan became notorious for their contributions to the global drug traffic, Lebanon was a special target of U.S. drug agents for harboring the world's greatest single transit port in the international traffic in narcotics. In the words of one American official, "certain of the largest traffickers are so influential politically, and certain highly placed officials so deeply involved in the narcotic traffic, that one might well state that the Lebanese Government is in the narcotics business." Using previously secret government records, The Lebanese Connection uncovers for the first time the story of how Lebanon's economy and political system were corrupted by drug profits—and how, by financing its many ruthless militia, Lebanon's drug trade contributed to the country's greatest catastrophe, its fifteen-year civil war from 1975 to 1990. In so doing, this book sheds new light on the dangerous role of vast criminal enterprises in the collapse of states and the creation of war economies that thrive in the midst of civil conflicts. Taking a regional approach to the drug issue, Jonathan Marshall assesses the culpability of Syria, Israel, and of Palestinian factions and other groups that used Lebanon as their battleground. On the international level, he documents Lebanon's contribution to the hard drug problem of major consuming countries, from the days of the "French Connection" through the "Pizza Connection," as well as Lebanon's unrivaled place in the global hashish market.
Author: Douglas Valentine Publisher: Verso Books ISBN: 1781683387 Size: 37.86 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 2740
Voted Outstanding Academic Title in 2004 by Choice. The Strength of the Wolf is the first complete history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN), which existed from 1930 until its wrenching termination in 1968. The most successful federal law enforcement agency ever, the FBN was populated by some of the most amazing characters in American history, many of whom the author interviewed for this book. Working as undercover agents and with mercenary informers around the globe, these freewheeling “case-making” agents penetrated the Mafia and the French connection, breaking all the rules in the process, and uncovering the Establishment’s ties to organized crime. Targeted by the FBI and the CIA, the case-makers were, ironically, victims of their own fabulous success in hunting down society’s predators. An incredible, never-before-told story, The Strength of the Wolf provides a new, exciting, and revealing look at an important chapter in American history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Insider" patrol tactics you can start using right now to safely turn ordinary traffic stops into major felony arrests of drug couriers, gun traffickers and other violent criminals. Brings you step-by-step the rarely shared techniques of elite officers who are already producing spectacular results, while staying alive and legally unscathed. Once you learn the secrets of sensory pat-downs, deception detection, strategies for searches and single-officer self-defense, your vehicle stops will never again be the same.
Author: David S. McCabe Publisher: Sunstone Press ISBN: 1611390966 Size: 49.20 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 5073
As a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a former Navy Seal, Garrett Harrison is intimately familiar with the notion of duty and the necessity of upholding the law. However, his world is forever changed when he discovers two women brutally murdered and one man clinging to life in the desert wilderness of Otay Mesa. At the same time, Angelina Marguerite, an ill-starred seventeen-year-old prostitute working in a brothel in Tecate, Mexico desperately clings to her faith in God. She hopes for deliverance from the cruel, ambitious drug dealer known as El Cacique who lured her to el norte with the promise of marriage and prosperity, only to force her into prostitution. Meanwhile, the director of a parochial school serving primarily children from migrant families accepts donations from a priest that she suspects molests children. Amidst this corruption and exploitation, Garrett and Angelina fall in love and soon discover that the pursuit of opportunity, liberty and true love comes with a price. DAVID McCABE is the Coordinator of the Teacher Preparation Program at Pasadena City College and has been an educator in Southern California for twenty years where he has worked closely with migrant children and their families. During his career he has had to confront such serious issues as child abuse, drug use and molestation as well as help families gain access to the services they needed while coping with fears surrounding their immigration status. He currently serves as the advisor for Students Beyond Boundaries, a student organization advocating for the rights of all people. David lives with his wife and son on their small ranch in Southern California.
This is the outrageous story of how "Hawkeye" went from flying combat missions in Vietnam to smuggling dope by the boat and plane load into the U.S. from Colombia. His amusing reflections of his adventures and misadventures offer a vivid and accurate portrayal of the drug-smuggling world of the late 1960s and 1970s, with its colorful cast of war heroes, dealers, middlemen and addicts.
Author: Bandi Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. ISBN: 0802189342 Size: 12.20 MB Format: PDF View: 3608
The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother. Written with deep emotion and writing talent, The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a closed-off one-party state, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions.