We all know the old saying ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’ The following true story tends to support the saying. It’s ironic I should stumble upon it just as Who The F*ck Am I? is released as an audiobook.
That book of mine is the first in a trilogy, a series called Steve Regan Undercover Cop.
This is part of the book’s blurb:
Introducing audiobook one in the Steve Regan Undercover Cop series of crime fiction novellas. From author Stephen Bentley comes a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan, following on the success of his true-crime undercover police memoir Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.
In real life and while undercover, the author met a Mafia-connected gangster who involved Bentley, the undercover cop, in a conspiracy to import huge amounts of cocaine into the UK from Bolivia via Miami. The gangster was reported to have been dealt with by the DEA and sentenced to a 25-year prison sentence. But was he? And was he all he was supposed to be?
This is where the author moves from fact (memoir) into fiction (this audiobook). Listening to this audiobook gives you some insight into the shadowy world of drugs and undercover cops. The title is a nod to the identity confusion experienced by undercover infiltrators. It’s a world about which many simply don’t know.
Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go “rogue” and cross the line.
Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are?
Below is the news story I found on Yahoo.
Three Miami police officers are facing federal drug trafficking charges after they were snared in an FBI undercover operation.
Authorities say the three received thousands of dollars in payments to protect purported shipments of illegal drugs and drug proceeds. The FBI says the officers at times transported purported cocaine and other drugs themselves.
Investigators identified the officers as Schonton Harris, Kelvin Harris and James Archibald. The two Harrises are not related. Court records did not immediately list attorneys to represent the officers.
The FBI says the people the officers thought were drug dealers were actually undercover agents or cooperating witnesses. In one instance, investigators say Schonton Harris was paid $1,500 for providing an undercover FBI agent a Miami police uniform and badge that would be used by a hit man.
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