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Blowback: Adventures of a Dope Smuggler

by Michael Forwell

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A history of the marijuana smuggling trade from the inside. ( )
  GeneHunter | Mar 13, 2016 |
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  magentaflake | Jan 7, 2013 |
The true story about the author, who by chance, becomes involved in a major drug-trafficking operation in South East Asia. He details how he managed to export large quantities of marijuana and hashish using very innovative methods, to the United States. His journey includes living the high-life as the proceeds of the drug trade enable him and his partners, to live a life of luxury and excess.

Unfortunately for the traffickers, the odds are that one eventually gets caught and when this occurs, the entire operation is compromised. Whilst other members of his syndicate are caught and serve time, the author continues his life on-the-run. His time eventually surfaces and is caught whilst living a simple life many years later.

An excellent and unbelievable story that makes you want to read more. ( )
  bregog | Feb 2, 2010 |
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On 29 June 1988, Michael Forwell (aka The Fox) had it all fast cars and speedboats, a nightclub in Singapore, a private island, a beautiful wife and children. And a ship heading towards California carrying 72 tons of high-grade Thai marijuana, his last deal before going straight. On 30 June the DEA seized the ship in the biggest dope bust in history and very soon Michael had nothing at all. A mild-mannered, public school educated Englishman who abhors violence, Michael was not the most likely drug smuggler but he was certainly one of the most successful. Now he shares his astonishing adventures as he found ever more inventive ways to smuggle dope from South-East Asia to the US. By the eighties Michael was juggling aliases, dodging the authorities and making millions of dollars. Until that final deal, too good to pass by, went horribly wrong and he was forced to go on the lam. True Crime.… (more)

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