Pendu related a story of how she had been lured to Thailand with the promise of a job driving ambulances, but how on landing she was informed that the job really entailed drug smuggling and that she was given an unenviable choice: submit or be killed by the Nigerian syndicate that had recruited her.
While she languished in prison for and-a-half years, her alleged recruiters continued operating with impunity in SA. HL Premium.
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Bangkok 2 days ago. In addition to running drugs, Sharp has probably put bullets in a lot of people.
Leo Sharp: El Chapo’s Year-Old Drug Mule. Discover the true story of Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" with this look at Leo Sharp, an year-old drug trafficker for the Sinaloa Cartel. Leo Sharp was the Sinaloa Cartel’s most effective mule. The Mule is a American crime drama film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also plays the lead role. The screenplay, by Nick Schenk, is based on The New York Times article "The Sinaloa Cartel's Year-Old Drug Mule" by Sam Dolnick.
After the war, he made himself into an even more unimpeachable example of the Greatest Generation set. After settling in Michigan City, Indiana, he got into the flower business.
In his 80s, the flower business wasn't paying the bills, however, and for one reason or another, Sharp found himself trafficking cocaine for the Sinaloas. That's not like getting mixed up with some hoods.
The Sinaloa Cartel is the Comcast of the drug world, and they used Sharp to move kilos in total. If you were an avid coke user in Chicago from to , there's a good chance Leo Sharp was your courier. Hell, if it was carted eight more hours and turned into crack after crossing the Canadian border, maybe Rob Ford even smoked it. But in , Sharp got busted with 90 kilogrammes of cocaine by the Michigan state police.
Some coverage emphasised that he had dementia , but it doesn't look like he thought for a second he was trucking around a bunch of Gold Bond. He confirmed in press interviews that he'd known that was cocaine back there. He'd gotten involved "because an old man is not gonna be bothered by cops, driving through Arizona," he told ABC News. Late last year, he seemed comfortable with what he'd done.