My Book Recommendation
I was in charge of a multinational cocaine business, a Colombian national who managed to become the first billion pounds cocaine cartel in the United Kingdom. That was a massive life experience where I learned many things. For one thing, it’s astonishing to see how the power of money can corrupt government officials, no matter the country. Many bureaucrats are willing to help or even participate in the drug business without a second thought.
Another thing I learned was the importance and real value of family. Money means nothing when you cannot share time with your love ones. This is especially true when you lose your freedom and find out that you can’t buy back the moments you missed.
I have put my own life on the line many times with no fear, but now I know how important my life is. You can’t buy a second chance.
For many years, I ran an illegal business that had a similar structure to a legal business. I marvel at what I did. I had 20,000 people working for me at one time and ran a drug empire that extended from Colombia to Europe. And here I am – a person from a small village in the Colombian mountains who managed to learn and to acquire the skills and knowledge to run a large business and to negotiate deals involving massive quantities of money.
- Great Circle: A novel Great Circle: A novel This is a story a woman’s unenthusiastic life as she strives to break free. Marian Graves is also from a family which has lost their fame. Instead of bitterness, Marian continues to dream for the future and works hard for her stars. Although her life is not easy, she refuses to let the circumstances of her past dictate the fate of her future. This is an American story about independence, shedding your past,Read More
- Klara and the Sun: A novel The book Klara and the Sun is an emotional story about loss and love. A peculiar girl, Klara who always insists that someone else is always inside of her body finally comes face to face with her real self. It is a masterpiece is that still contemplative and thoughtful as you are being drawn in by the essence of that “someone else.”Read More
- The Four Winds: A Novel The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristen Hannah is a charming yet gritty story of women who remember America's iconic dust storms and have been trying to survive since the nation asks them to. This book is a touching story of survival, resilience, and hope.Read More
Still, I would not do it again. While in prison I learned that I had caused the sadness of many others. I had many sleepless nights feeling the desperation of families, mothers and fathers for their loved ones addicted to drugs. I feel guilty for their despair. It was caused by my greed to make millions of pounds. Yet at the end of the day making all that money meant nothing. When I was arrested, the police confiscated the money.
I also learned that the War on Drugs is a failure. The government does nothing to help the addicted. They see illegal drugs as a criminal problem, not a health problem. In my heyday they called me “the Pablo Escobar of the UK drug trade.” Yet I have gone from the drug trade, but the problem of illicit drugs remains.