The Cocaine Diaries

The Cocaine Diaries

A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare

eBook - 2012
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‘It won’t happen to me. That’s what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did – I got caught.’

Caught smuggling half a million euros’ worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring escape from South America . . .

Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques: a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits. The Cocaine Diaries is a remarkable story, told by Keany with honesty, courage and even humour, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last.



Topical Term: Drug dealers
Prisoners
Biography
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Mainstream Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781780574233
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
HV5805.K417 A3 2012eb
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Farrell, Jeff
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