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    Description'It won't happen to me. That's what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did - I got caught.' Caught smuggling half a million euros' worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring escape from South America...Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques: a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits. The Cocaine Diaries is a remarkable story, told by Keany with honesty, courage and even humour, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last.

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    The Cocaine Diaries
    A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Keany, By (author) Jeff Farrell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780575643
    ISBN 10: 1780575645

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T General Subject: 805
    DC22: 365.6092
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, BIO024000, SOC030000, BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: JKVG
    BISAC V2.8: TRU003000
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    DC23: 362.29092
    BIC subject category V2: CV, JBV
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    LC classification: HV5805.K417 A3 2012
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    Thema V1.0: DND, DNBA, JKVG
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp colour
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Paul Keany was a successful self-employed plumber until the Irish property crash in 2008. An aspiring novelist, he has turned his back on the murky world of drug-smuggling to focus on a life of writing. Born and raised in Oxford, he now lives in Dublin. Jeff Farrell is an independent Irish journalist and documentary maker specialising in Latin American affairs. His work has appeared in various publications, including The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. He currently lives in Dublin.