Originally Posted by lancs
One thing Latitude 9.5 asked was about places to miss.
I have read that a few years ago there were definitely places you didn't want to be, 'cause of drug running, etc.
Is that of any concern these days?
Not really - The bad old days of Carlos Lehder ended sometime around 1983. From 1978 to 1982 Lehder operated one of the world's biggest cocaine rings, from Norman's Cay in the Exumas
. According to the New York
Times, Lehder was responsible for 80 per cent of the Colombian cocaine reaching the United States, mostly through the Bahamas
He was eventually captured in Columbia
, and in 1987 was extradited to the US, tried and sentenced to life without parole, plus an additional 135 years (later reduced to a total of 55 years, in exchange for Lehder's agreement to testify against Manuel Noriega).
“TURNING THE TIDE - One Man Against the Medellin Cartel” ~ by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
“Norman's Cay: The True Story of Carlos Lehder and the Medellin Cartel” ~ by Tamara S. Inscoe-Johnson