Chemical cowboys: the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin

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Ballantine Books,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Language:
English
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For nearly a decade, Ecstasy kingpin Oded Tuito was the mastermind behind a drug ring that used strippers and Hassidic teenagers to mule millions of pills from Holland to the party triangle—Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.Chemical Cowboys is a thrilling journey through the groundbreaking undercover investigations that led to the toppling of a billion-dollar Ecstasy trafficking network— starting in 1995 when NewYork DEA Agent Robert Gagne infiltrated club land to uncover a thriving drug scene supported by two cultures: pill-popping club kids and Israeli dealers.Gagne’s obsessive mission to take down Tuito’s network met unexpected challenges and personal discoveries that almost crippled his own family.Weaved into the narrative are the stories of Tuito’s underlings who struggled with addiction as they ran from the law, and the compelling experiences of a veteran Israeli police officer who aided Gagne while chasing after his own target—a violent Mob boss who saw the riches to be made in Ecstasy and began to import his own pills and turf warfare to the U.S.Chemical Cowboys offers a taut, behind-the-scenes glimpse into an international criminal enterprise as daring as it is deadly.
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9780345499950
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subject_facet Drug dealers -- Israel, Drug dealers -- United States, Drug traffic -- Investigation -- Israel, Drug traffic -- Investigation -- United States, Ecstasy (Drug)
table_of_contents Kiddie dope -- "Life in this city is like life in Peter Gatien's clubs" -- "I'm the boss. Don't fuck with me." -- The chain of trust -- The Americans are involved?
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title Chemical cowboys : the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin
title_display Chemical cowboys : the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin
title_full Chemical cowboys : the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin / Lisa Sweetingham
title_short Chemical cowboys :
title_sort chemical cowboys the dea's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin
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