The Cocaine Diaries

by Jeff;Keany, Paul; Farrell
$19.99

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK

Publication Date: June 03, 2013

ISBN: 9781780576077

Binding: Paperback

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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.