By Tony Barnes
Curtis Warren is an underworld legend, the Liverpool scally who took the tools of the road nook and increased them to an artwork shape. He solid direct hyperlinks with the the cocaine cartels of Columbia, the heroine godfathers of Turkey, the hashish cultivators of Marocco and the Ectasy brands of Holland and japanese Europe. His medications went around the globe, from the golf equipment of Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin to the golden shorelines of Sydney.
This acclaimed and best-selling biography uncovers his meteoric upward thrust from highway mugger to the richest and such a lot profitable British felony who has ver been stuck. It relates how the Liverpool mafia grew to become the UK's most excellent drug importers; tells how Warren survived gang conflict and the way he corrupted top-level cops; unveils the interior tale of the most important and so much profitable British legislations enforcement operation ever undertaken; and divulges the explosive contents of the covert wiretaps that introduced his worldwide empire crashing down.
Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, COCKY is a stunning perception into equipped crime and a massive research right into a modern foreign drug baron.
'Compelling' - The Observer.
Shortlisted for the Macallan Gold Dagger for Crime Non-fiction.
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He felt so convinced that he used to be, to all intents and reasons, untouchable that he started to holiday all his personal rules,’ acknowledged a Crayfish officer. ‘One dialog was once very memorable. Curtis used to be blowing his most sensible at one in every of his males again in Liverpool for utilizing his domestic phone to make a delicate name. He misplaced his rag and used to be screaming all types of abuse at this guy. yet he used to be making the decision from his domestic, on his cellular, breaking his so much strict rule – and slagging somebody off for doing precisely what he used to be doing. ’ In a middle of the night mobilephone name to his mate Tony Bray on June 24, the identify ‘Elmore’ cropped up in an another way regimen – for them – chat approximately associates, enemies and ladies. 3 weeks later, the quest for Curtis Warren used to be to take the main impressive twist of all. thirteen BENT COP ‘A corrupt police officer is the very worst form of legal. ’ Sir James Sharples, former Merseyside Police leader Constable THE VENUE IN Tuebrook, Liverpool, was once the type of nightclub that drew in purchasers on off-peak evenings, while clubbers didn’t are looking to trek into town centre. So it used to be that Philip Glennon junior arrived there on a sultry Sunday in mid-July 1996. Glennon, a thirty-four-year-old father of 3, used to be the more severe for drink. First he argued with the doorman over the paltry £3 front price, then he brought on hassle inside of. Bottles and punches have been thrown and Glennon used to be turfed into the road. livid, he produced a gun, pointed it at doorman Joey McCormick and pulled the set off. The weapon appeared to click on yet jammed and Glennon ran off, chased through the bouncers. police constables issuing parking tickets close by joined the pursuit and Glennon used to be introduced down and arrested, although no longer prior to he had allegedly pointed the gun at one of many officials. of the doormen gave statements to the police and Glennon used to be charged with counts of tried homicide. around the North Sea, a cellphone rang. It was once an pressing message for Curtis Warren. Steph’s brother has been nicked. Philip Glennon junior used to be the brother of Cocky’s female friend, Stephanie, and the son of his buddy Philly Glennon. with out ready to be requested, Warren took issues into his personal arms. At accurately four. forty six P. M. on Tuesday, 15 July 1996, he palmed his cell phone, keyed within the overseas dialling code for the uk, and set approximately perverting the process justice. The recipient of his name, a go-between named Bobby, used to be using via Merseyside. He cradled his vehicle cell opposed to his shoulder as he slowed to the kerb. CW Do us a favour. B I’m simply pulling over to the part right here now. move ’ead. CW supply Philly a hoop. B Who? CW Ph-ab-illy. B Yeah? CW reason his son’s been nicked over whatever. John Mac’s brother has made an announcement, of the doormen. B Is he nicked now, is he? CW Yeah. They’ve made statements. simply supply him a hoop, see what he desires. B o.k. then. i'm going to visit Philly’s once I’ve come from the following. CW alright then. through early night, Warren had additionally positioned John McCormick, the brother of bouncer Joey.