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Notorious Kingpins - Volume 1

   Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Raymond Chow,  Khun Sa

Amado   Carrillo   Fuentes ,   arguably   Mexico’s   biggest   drug   trafficker,   was   known   as El   Señor   de   Los   Cielos    (Lord   of   the   Skies)   and   he   pioneered   the   use   of   jumbo jets   for   the   mass   distribution   of   illicit   drugs   into   the   U.S.   He   seized   control   of the   Juárez   Cartel   after   assassinating   his   boss   Rafael   Aguilar   Guajardo.   He died   in   July   1997   in   a   Mexican   hospital   after   undergoing   extensive   plastic surgery    to    change    his    appearance.    In    his    final    days    Carrillo    was    being tracked   by   Mexican   and   U.S.   authorities.   He   is   regarded   as   one   of   the   wealth - iest criminals in history, with an estimated net-worth of U.S. $25 billion . Raymond   Chow   Kwok-cheung    known   as   the   Shrimp   Man ,   is   a   Chinese   gangster   that dominated   crime   in   the   Chinatown   of   San   Francisco.      Chow's   first   conviction   was   in   1978, for   robbery   in   Chinatown,   San   Francisco.   Chow   received   an   11-year   sentence,of   which   he served   7   years   and   4   months.   He   was   released   in   1985.   In   1986,   Chow   was   charged   with 28   counts   of   assault   with   a   deadly   weapon,   attempted   murder,   mayhem,   and   illegal   posses - sion   of   a   firearm.   He   served   three   years   in   prison   and   was   released   in   1989.   In   1992   Chow was   arrested   for   racketeering,   later   separated   into   two   separate   trials.   The   first   was   for   ille - gal   gun   sales   and   the   second   was   for   prostitution,   drugs   and   money   laundering.   Convicted in   1995,   Chow   was   sentenced   to   24   years. When   Peter   Chong    was   captured,   Chow   became an   informant,   turned   informer   on   his   old   boss,   testifying   against   him   in   exchange   for   a reduced   sentence.   He   was   released   from   prison   in   2003.   In   1996,   Chow   was   tried   again   for racketeering, but the indictment was dismissed. Khun   Sa       also   known   as   Chang   Chi-fu    was   a   Burmese   War   Lord   and   perhaps   history’s biggest   heroin   dealer   who   operated   out   of   Southeast Asia.      He   was   a   Shan    warlord,   born   in Hpa   Hpeung   village,   Burma.   He   was   also   dubbed   the   "Opium   King"   due   to   his   opium   trad - ing   in   the   Golden   Triangle.    As   a   War   Lord   he   commanded   the   Shan   United   Army    and   the Mong   Tai Army .   He   made   offers   to   the Australian   and   U.S.   DEA   for   them   to   buy   his   entire heroin   crop   but   both   governments   refused.   He   was   indicted   by   the   U.S.   authorities   but   the Burmese   officials   refused   to   extradite   him,   and   he   lived   the   rest   of   his   life   in   the   Rangoon area living of his significant investments. All three kingpins have impacted crime on an international level.
AVAILABLE JANUARY  2017