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The Cocaine Diaries
A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
by Paul Keany Jeff Farrell

RRP €16.99

The Cocaine Diaries
A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
by Author Name Paul Keany, Jeff Farrell

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List Price:16.99
Format: Paperback, 234 x 153 x 20mm, 272pp
Publication date: 07 Jun 2012
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781780575643


'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.

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  • Illustrations: 1 x 8pp colour