By Bruce Porter
BLOW is the not likely tale of George Jung's curler coaster trip from middle-class highschool soccer hero to the guts of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel— the most important importer of the us cocaine offer within the Eighties. Jung's early company of flying marijuana into the USA from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic flip whilst he met Carlos Lehder, a tender Colombian automobile thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his place of birth. jointly they created a brand new version for promoting cocaine, turning a drug used essentially by means of the leisure elite right into a gigantic and unimaginably profitable enterprise— one whose profits, if criminal, might have ranked the cocaine enterprise because the 6th greatest deepest company within the Fortune 500.
The experience got here to a screeching halt while DEA brokers and Florida police busted Jung with 300 pounds of coke, successfully unraveling his fortune. yet George wasn't approximately to head down on my own. He deliberate to deliver down with him one of many greatest cartel figures ever caught.
With a riveting insider account of the lurid international of foreign drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of 1 man's meteoric upward push and determined fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's lifestyles utilizing exceptional eyewitness assets during this severely acclaimed real crime vintage.
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During September of 1989 while working at South Lake Memorial, Julie found a friend in paramedic Jim. He knew about her situation and was interested in Julie. He offered to marry her so that the child would have a name and so Julie, Ashley, and the newborn would have a home. Julie accepted his proposal. The marriage took place on October 21 and they found a small apartment in Clermont. When Chuck found out about Julie’s relationship and marriage to Jim he tried to win her back. He sent flowers to the hospital and called regularly.
She has difficulty keeping her head up and a good many answers are inaudible. Her speech is slurred. Her mood varies from calm to tearful. She appears to be tired, seems not to care, and is seen to be very nonchalant and indifferent. She is confused about dates and times. At no time is she tested for drugs. At no time is she focused enough to describe all of the medications that she has consumed. Whenever the detectives leave the room, she places her head on the table to sleep. Attempts are made to reconstruct a timeline from the day before until the night of the murder.