Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Simon & Schuster, 1991 - 384 pagine
A shocking expose of how the Sicilian Mafia uses financial influence and ruthless violence to control the international narcotics trade. "The most definitive work yet published on the transformation of the old bootlegging and gambling Mafia into a multinational conglomerate".--The Washington Times.
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The U.S. Congress had passed a severe Narcotics Control Act in 1956. Drug
traffickers caught in America could be sent up for forty years. Before long, 206 big
Mafia gangsters would wind up with stiff sentences for drugs.14 Carmine Galante
The policy was tough, he told the McClellan Committee in 1963: All Families
were notified: no narcotics. That was a rule that was discussed by the bosses
themselves. . . . You are in serious trouble if you were arrested for narcotics. You
had to ...
Southeast Asian heroin "constituted less than 20 percent of the total supply in the
United States as in Western Europe," reported the National Narcotics Intelligence
Consumers' Committee in June 1987. The export figures for Burma are cited in ...
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