THIS IS THE TRUE STORY OF HOWARD MARKS. HE WAS BRITAIN’S MOST WANTED MAN. HE SPENT SEVEN YEARS IN AMERICA’S TOUGHEST PENITENTIARY. YOU’LL LIKE HIM.
‘A MAN WHO MAKES PETER PAN LOOK LIKE A GERIATRIC WITH SLEEPING SICKNESS.’ Loaded.
During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and owned twenty-five companies trading throughout the world. All were money-laundering outfits for his main concern: dope dealing.
At the height of his career he was smuggling up to thirty tons of marijuana, and had contact with organisations as diverse as M16, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Following a worldwide operation by the Drugs Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years at a state penitentiary in Indiana. He was released in 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence. This is his story.