SMUGGLING DRUGS: The Worldwide Connection by Michael Fooner

SMUGGLING DRUGS: The Worldwide Connection

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Only 48 pages long and broken into separate double-page word-and-picture flashes, this high impact, low level documentary is not so much about drug smuggling itself as about the capture of those who try it. Photos show ships, planes, dogs, and cameras used to sniff out dope; pot burning, stash digging, and stakeout operations; and--more frequently than anything else--handcuffed prisoners being led from the scene. The text is hard hitting but shifty, linking an unnamed ""one-time Harvard professor"" with a large profit-making smuggling operation on one page and on others assuming an air of objectivity while playing up the dangers of ""cannabis products,"" cocaine (""the body craves more and more,"" Fooner declares, though the National Institute of Drug Abuse would disagree), and LSD. Coarse sensationalism, as cheap as it looks.

Pub Date: June 22nd, 1977
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan