Chemical cowboys: the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin
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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|full_title||chemical cowboys the deas secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Nonfiction|
|item_details||ils:.b13008110|.i13838246|Central Adult Nonfiction|363.45 SWEET|||1|false|false|||||Missing|Oct 13, 2013|can|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13008110|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Ballantine Books,|c2009.|xiv, 442 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Drug dealers -- Israel, Drug dealers -- United States, Drug traffic -- Investigation -- Israel, Drug traffic -- Investigation -- United States, Ecstasy (Drug)|
|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_sub||the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin|