Wrestling with Pigs: A Story of Bayou Drug Smuggling

Loose Cannon
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A Tale of Bayou drug smuggling
The mystery begins when a barge and tug appear one morning, seemingly abandoned, at a remote shipyard on a South Louisiana bayou. Oddly, there are three national flags on board, but its owner and crew have vanished. The suspense builds when Louisiana State Police narcotics agents find fifteen tons of oil and water soaked marijuana in the hold. They quickly learn it is just the damaged dregs of the single largest importation of drugs in the history of the United States.
 
Wrestling with Pigs is a novel about smugglers, cops and corruption on the Cajun coast. Based on real events, this authentic story provides humorous, and sometimes graphic insight into police life complete with complex and flawed characters. It gives a gritty, and in-the-trenches look at the lucrative Central American-originating drug smuggling operations of the 80's and how U.S. law enforcement struggled to combat it. Political insights revealed may just change the reader's perception of organizational leadership inside police agencies and their bureaucracies.
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About the author

Roy Frusha is a former Marine officer, Vietnam veteran, and high school English teacher. He served 24 years in the Louisiana State Police, during which time he completed DEA Basic and Advanced, Police Management from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

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Publisher
Loose Cannon
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Published on
May 15, 2013
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Pages
169
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ISBN
9781939812070
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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