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The Takedown

Monday, August 08, 2011

Jeffrey Robinson and Special Agent Rooney Viola and discuss Viola and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bonnie Klapper's efforts to dismantle a Colombian cartel responsible for 60 percent of all the cocaine coming into the United States. In The Takedown: A Suburban Mom, A Coal Miner's Son, and the Unlikely Demise of Columbia's Brutal Norte Valle Cartel, Jeffrey Robinson tells the story of trying to take down a gang of traffickers and murderers 2500 miles away from Klapper's tiny office in Hauppauge, Long Island.

Guests:

Jeffrey Robinson and Rooney Viola

Comments [3]

John f from maryland

Great interview. Yes you could export this method to the southern/Mexican border and should.

Aug. 09 2011 06:13 PM
Maryse from New York

Great interview,super subject, and so well explained !!!!! I am going to buy the book now.

Aug. 09 2011 11:33 AM
jade

The problem for me is that I know that those local businesses are charging higher prices and doing better than I am financially. Why would I help them with my money?

Aug. 08 2011 01:49 PM

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