Pure Narco: One Man's True Story of 25 Years Inside the Cartels (Hardcover)

Pure Narco: One Man's True Story of 25 Years Inside the Cartels By Jesse Fink, Luis Navia, Kolbinsky (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jesse Fink, Luis Navia, Kolbinsky (Foreword by)
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For a quarter century, Luis Antonio Navia worked as a high-level cocaine transporter for all of the major Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, including Pablo Escobar's Medell n Cartel, and flooded the United States and Europe with cocaine before his dramatic arrest in Venezuela in 2000 during the 12-nation Operation Journey.

The story of Navia's rise, fall, takedown, imprisonment, and redemption is expertly researched and told by acclaimed biographer Jesse Fink, who has gathered interviews with Navia, Navia's family, and a dozen law-enforcement agents in the United States and Great Britain from agencies such as the DEA, ICE and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise (now Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). Told in vivid detail, this true crime story will captivate the reader from start to finish.

About the Author

Jesse Fink worked for two decades as a journalist, editor and columnist but is best known as the author of two internationally bestselling biographies, Bon: The Last Highway and The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC. Fink's books collectively have been translated into 13 languages and released in over 20 countries. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Luis Navia worked for nearly 25 years as a cocaine trafficker for the deadliest Colombian and Mexican cartels until he was arrested in the multinational sting Operation Journey in 2000. He was released in 2005 and began a new career in construction. Today he also runs his own consulting business for private clients and liaises with the US Government in matters related to antinarcotics law enforcement. He lives in Miami, Florida.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538155516
ISBN-10: 1538155516
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: November 11th, 2021
Pages: 592
Language: English