Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs

Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs

by Jason Ryan

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Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs by Jason Ryan

The outrageous lives and crimes of the most colorful pot smugglers of the Reagan era, and the international manhunt that brought them downTheir nicknames—Flash, Rolex, Bob the Boss, Willie the Hog, and Disco Don—read like a roster of mobsters. Their destinations for acquiring drugs and depositing money—the Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, and Lebanon—were either exotic, white-sand resorts or rugged, war-torn coasts. To some, they were cult heroes and folk legends, intrepid enough to walk away from college degrees and safe careers for danger, sun, sex, and the high seas. The South's "gentlemen smugglers" followed no rules but their own. But to the government investigators and prosecutors emboldened by President Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs, the gentlemen smugglers were Public Enemy No. 1. Through indictments covering just a portion of their alleged misdeeds, the government accused a few dozen men of smuggling 347,000 pounds of marijuana and 130,000 pounds of hashish into the United States. Speaking to reporters, U.S. Attorney Henry McMaster conceded that "most of it got through, a lot of it's been smoked." Still, he said, these outlaws' days were numbered. No matter their cunning, the gentlemen smugglers would not escape the pioneering task force he had assembled with investigators from five federal agencies: Operation Jackpot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762780303
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 346,468
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jason Ryan is a South Carolina journalist and former staff reporter for the State newspaper.

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Jackpot 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend it. You should expect factual, not inspired, writing.
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Moans and turns her so that he can give her oral. He licks up and down her slit slowly, like a paintbrush, shoving his tongue into her cu<_>nt every few seconds. His teeth grab her pus<_>sy lips and nibble a little.
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A fun look at a forgotten era of less sinister stoner gangsters. J.R. Locke Author of Possible Twenty a Gangster Tale & Down and Out in Manhattan
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