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Kings of Cocaine: Inside the Medellin Cartel--an Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money, and International Corruption

Gugliotta, Guy, and Leen, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 0671649574 / ISBN 13: 9780671649579
Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1989
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391 p. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Here is the most complete and revealing account ever of the Medellin Cartel, the powerful Colombian narcotics organization that controls as much as 80 percent of the world cocaine market, written by the Miami Herald reporters whose prizewinning series of articles broke the story. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed by Leen. Bookseller Inventory # 61652

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Title: Kings of Cocaine: Inside the Medellin Cartel...

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition. First printing [stated].

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Traces the rise of the Medellin Cartel and reveals how the organization perfected its smuggling and processing operations.

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In a riveting narrative based on their prize-winning series in the Miami Herald , Gugliotta and Leen expose in alarming, well-documented and vivid detail the estimated $8 billion-a-year Colombian cartel that controls 80% of the world's cocaine market. In their account, the complex hierarchy of the cartel directs an international operation that resembles and surpasses many multinational corporations in efficiency and sophisticated marketing techniques. Run by a small group of murderous young overlords, the organization has thousands of employees--from peasants and pilots to lawyers and hit-men. Initially, corrupt bank and government officials in Colombia favored the cartel's growth. However, this changed after the cartel's successful opposition to an extradition treaty between Colombia and the U.S., which involved a reign of terror against Colombian institutions. The extended activities of the cocaine barons in Central America have compromised U.S. national interests, the authors maintain, especially in the case of reported contra- cartel links and alleged drug trafficking by Panama's Noriega. Despite concerted law enforcement efforts, the cartel still thrives. Major ad/promo.
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