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For twenty-five years, Maurice ‘Mo’ O’Connor trafficked cannabis from north Africa to the cities of the UK and Ireland. Buying from the growers and selling to the dealers from his base on the Costa del Sol, he became the middleman for anyone seeking a consignment of ‘puff’, large or small. His easy charm and reputation for straight dealing endeared him to the elite of the underworld, and he worked with some of the most powerful gangsters in Europe.
In this often hilarious memoir, he reveals the inside story of the puff game and its triumphs and disasters: how he made fortunes only to lose his secret stash in the BCCI banking scandal; his friendships with numerous celebrities and sports stars; the men who mysteriously went ‘missing in action’; and the crazy, colourful and sometimes dangerous characters he met along the way. Eventually caught running a carload of ‘pollen’ to the Hells Angels in Finland, O’Connor spent three years in a tough Spanish prison, where he wrote his life story. He has seen and done it all, and tells it in rollicking detail.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MAURICE O’CONNOR relocated to the Costa del Sol after a spot of bother with the Fraud Squad thirty years ago and has been based there ever since. The Dealer is his first book.