India Uniform Nine: Secrets from Inside a Covert Customs Unit (Hardcover)

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Sunday 9 October 1988

I was woken by the noise of the phone ringing.

It was 3am.

Something wasn't right.

'India Uniform Nine?'

It was Control. Who else called at 3am?

An eye-opening account from inside an ultra-secret operation

Mark Perlstrom, undercover agent, is no stranger to money laundering, drug smuggling and crooked firms.

In the late 1980s he started working for the British Customs office and was quickly thrown in the deep end, joining Operation C-Chase (for "currency chase,"), an undercover investigation that penetrated Pablo Escobar's mighty Medellin cartel, brought down the corrupt BCCI bank (nicknamed the "Bank of Crooks and Criminals") and stopped London's gangs from moving their ill-gotten gains around the capital.

As part of the Uniforms - the new, secret, anti-money-laundering squad - high-speed car chases, bugging homes and spying on targets was day-to-day business.

Told by a true insider and revealing never-before-told-secrets of the industry, India Uniform Nine lays bare the intense rivalry between crime-fighting organisations and how that leads to corruption, chaos and some scarcely believable antics in the covert world. And how Mark's own operation was nearly scuppered by a US Customs bungle.

About the Author

Mark Perlstrom joined the British civil service in 1983, starting in the Ministry of Defence and moving to HM Customs. This is his first book. Douglas Wight is an author, ghostwriter and journalist based in Great Britain. His recent titles include Son of Escobar, Against My Will and The Bad Room.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781785788895
ISBN-10: 1785788892
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English