A Look At Medellin Cartel Smuggler & CIA Operative Barry Seal

Barry Seal is a major figure in the history of the underground economy during the ’70s and ’80s. He smuggled huge loads for the Medellin Cartel and, at times, worked as a CIA operative. His secret photos of Pablo Escobar and Communist officials loading up one of his planes with product was so important that Ronald Reagan showed them live on national TV. This is a long-form excerpt from the forthcoming Kokaine Kondor.

Watch here to see former kingpin Darryl “Lil D” Reed speak on being a millionaire at 18.

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