The Great Heroin Coup

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In this new edition of a cult classic, Henrik Krüger and Jerry Meldon have added new material and provided updates of the investigations
Danish investigative author Henrik Krüger set out to write a book about Christian David, a French criminal with a colorful past, and wound up writing a book—originally published in 1980—that spans all continents and names names all the way up to Richard Nixon. The Nixon administration and CIA wanted to eliminate the old French Connection and replace it with heroin from the Golden Triangle, partly in order to help finance operations in Southeast Asia. The book delves into the relationships between French and U.S. intelligence services and organized crime probing into the netherworld of narcotics, espionage, and international terrorism. It uncovers the alliances between the Mafia, right-wing extremists, neo-fascist OAS and SAC veterans in France, and Miami-based Cuban exiles. It lifts the veil on the global networks of parafascist terrorists who so frequently plot and murder with impunity, thanks to their relationships and services to the intelligence agencies of the so-called “free world.” In short, this updated edition tells a story which our own media have systematically failed to tell.


Henrik Krüger is a Danish freelance journalist and a former foreign editor of the Copenhagen daily Politiken. Jerry Meldon is a professor at Tufts University. Peter Dale Scott is a former Canadian diplomat and professor emeritus at the University of California–Berkeley. He is a leading political analyst and poet., and the author of several books, including American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan; Deep Politics and the Death of JFK; Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina; The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America; and The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War. He lives in Berkeley, California.