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Author Sweetingham, Lisa.

Title Chemical cowboys : the DEA's secret mission to hunt down a notorious ecstasy kingpin / Lisa Sweetingham.

Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    364.177 SWE    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 442 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-424) and index.
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?
Summary 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. This is a journey through the groundbreaking undercover investigations that led to the toppling of a billion-dollar trafficking network--starting in 1995 when New York DEA Agent Robert Gagne infiltrated clubland 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. Woven into the narrative are the stories of Tuito's underlings who struggled with addiction as they ran from the law, and the experiences of a veteran Israeli police officer who aided Gagne while chasing after his own mob target.--From publisher description.
Subject Drug traffic -- Investigation -- United States.
Drug traffic -- Investigation -- Israel.
Drug dealers -- United States.
Drug dealers -- Israel.
Ecstasy (Drug)
ISBN 9780345499950 (hbk. : alk. paper) : $26.00
0345499956 (hbk. : alk. paper)

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