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Inst P. Durrani never contacted them, and so the group acquired smaller quantities of hashish from various sources and began selling the drug on in Oxford , Brighton and London.
Marks was a useful means of transferring money as he did not have a criminal record. He had previously been in a five-year relationship with Rosie Lewis, with whom he had a daughter.
Kennedy International Airport in the guise of air conditioning equipment, where Don Brown's mob headed by Carmine Galante would then take possession of the drugs. In need of a new identity after his alias of Anthony Tunnicliffe was compromised in a police sting, in he bought Donald Nice's passport.
Kennedy Airport, New York. He blames America for taking his kids away from him in fact, the book ends with him seeing his little boy for the first time in years but when he was a free man, he was never home! His wife and kids are barely mentioned. If you add up his travel, he was gone for months at a time. Seriously, his kids are mentioned like ten times the whole book and this is a huge book.
Furthermore, when they are mentioned it is almost always "And Judy flew out with the kids and spent the day shopping while I smoked 20 joints. The next day I went to Pakistan for three weeks". Somehow, though, the lack of these children I didn't even know how many he had until the end of the book was supposed to pull my heartstrings, I guess. But the first chunk of book was good- I would suggest putting it down three chapters before the end and walking away, because he goes from being a reasonably nice if arrogant , mellow guy to a tiresome human being the second he actually has a consequence for his actions over the past twenty years.
Reminds me of some of my students, haha. As a cover, Marks became involved in a paper-mill business in Pakistan and a London based travel agency specializing in flights to China. In , the arrest of several of his friends in Vancouver, Canada, caused Marks to withdraw from the drug business. This did not save him, however, from being arrested himself the following year.
After a lengthy legal struggle, Marks was extradited from Spain, where he had resided during the previous years, to the United States.
He was put on trial in Florida in and pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, after his brother-in-law and chief money launderer had announced he would testify against him.
After some five years in Terre Haute federal penitentiary, Marks was paroled and returned to Great Britain. Assessment: "Mr.
Nice" is a fun book to read. The descriptions of persons and events are vivid and not without literary quality. Especially the portrait of Jim McCann appears to be straight out of a novel.
At the same time, the book contains a wealth of information about the structure, dynamics and modi operandi of the international drug business in the s and s. It is intriguing to learn about the ever expanding net of contacts that Marks used to organize large scale transactions involving diverse actors in various countries.
Far from supporting stereotypical notions of transnational drug syndicates, "Mr. Nice" emphasizes the human factor in illegal markets. Marks shows a big ego, and he is a fan of "The Godfather" and Mafia lore; familiar things when criminals tell their tale.