The Howard Marks Tour follows hot on the heels of the most wretched acts of treason behind closed doors this country has never witnessed. Irish politicians begging China for investment have some Irishmen blushing to a blood red hue. The reverse political kow tow ushering in a new round of Bend-over-Bonds has canny bankers licking their chops and their Celtic victims lighting up many a bong……stress relief problem solved!
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He was Britan’s most wanted man; linked with MI6, the IRA and the Mafia
He has spent seven years in Americas toughest penitentiary
Come experience an insight into the world of Howard Marks; you’ll like him!
During the mid 1980s, Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines, and twenty five companies trading throughout the world.
Bars, recording studios, offshore banks: all were money-laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing.
Marks began to deal during a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford and was soon moving large quantities of hashish into Europe and America in the equipment of touring rock bands. The academic life began to lose its allure.
At the height of his career, he was smuggling consignments of up to thirty tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as the CIA, MI6, the IRA, and the Mafia.
After many years and a world-wide operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty five years in prison at the United States Federal Penitentiary, Terre Haute, Indiana, the site of America’s only Federal Death Row.
He was released on parole in April 1995 after serving seven years of his sentence.
Famous for his audacious cannabis trafficking and liberal opinions, Howard Marks has become somewhat of an icon in the world of literature and spoken word. Following the worldwide success of his autobiography ‘Mr Nice’ and with the imminent release of Bernard Rose’s film of the same title, Howard is to now taking his lauded ‘An Audience with Mr. Nice’ on tour to share his experiences face to face with the public.