Drugs by the ton! Death by the hundreds!
The true story of the overthrow of the world’s most notorious drug lord!
Manuel Noriega, vicious dictator of Panama and kingpin of the illegal drug industry, had for years been flooding the United States with illegal drugs, causing the addiction of hundreds of thousands and the death of many of America’s young men and women, even as young as twelve.
When the US Coast Guard boarded a Gulf Coast shrimp trawler near Cape Lookout, North Carolina on the Fourth of July weekend in 1982, the routine stop became anything but routine as the authorities discovered the boat was filled with drugs. The seizure of the narcotics in the largest drug bust in American history set into motion an unanticipated chain of earth-shaking events. America had had enough.
With the full authority of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, the US military mounted Operation Just Cause, the invasion of Panama. Conducted during the period of mid-December 1989 and January 1990, the US Army successfully carried out its mission, concluding with the overthrow of the despot Noriega and the destruction of his death-causing drug ring.
Now, more than thirty years later, the full and complete story is told in a gripping, true-life story by the man who brought the drug king to justice: former U.S. Attorney J. Douglas McCullough.