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Description - White GoldThe Inside Story of the UK's Largest Ever Drugs Haul by Eugene Costello

Three fishermen from the Scottish Highlands received a total of 55 years in prison after being found guilty of smuggling into Britain cocaine worth more than 100 million - the biggest drugs seizure by customs officials in the country's history' - The Times hroughout the 70s and 80s, the Highland fishing village of Ullapool was a tough place to make a living. With huge Eastern bloc factory ships buying up the local catch, however, there was money to be made for those who had the stomach for it. Renowned for its lawlessness drinking and fighting offered the Friday-night entertainment it was no place for the squeamish. ne man was gaining quite a reputation for himself locally Chris Howarth, known to everyone as Crazy Chris . In the summer of 89, he met an expatriate Scot living in Malaga (referred to as Mr X in the subsequent trial) who offered him some work of a dubious nature and set in motion a chain of events that would lead to what would be the UK s largest ever drugs haul. round the same time, working on a tip-off from a local informant and intelligence from their Spanish counterparts, Customs and Excise became aware of a major plot to smuggle huge amounts of dru

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840189827
ISBN-10: 1840189827
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eugene Costello

Eugene Costello is a jornalist who has has written extensively for national newspapers and magazines. He is also the co-author of No One Takes My Children with Donya al-Nahi.