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LDN Talks | How I Became a U.S. Drug Lord

LDN Talks | How I Became a U.S. Drug Lord

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  • Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
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Suitable for: Adults
Shaun Attwood is a former stock-market millionaire and Ecstasy distributer turned public speaker, author and activist, who is banned from America for life. His story was featur... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

England's Wolf of Wall Street Ecstasy Trafficker

Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life.

After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later, in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano.

As greed and excess tore through his life, Shaun had eye-watering encounters with Mafia hit men and crystal-meth addicts, enjoyed extravagant debauchery with superstar DJs and glitter girls, and ingested enough drugs to kill a herd of elephants.

In this talk, Shaun will describe how he went from a recreational drug user to becoming an Ecstasy kingpin, importing up to 40,000 pills per shipment. You will hear about some of the wild times and the characters he met along the way, including:

Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano: his competitor in the Ecstasy market who had a hit out on him.

The New Mexican Mafia: Arizona's most dangerous criminal organisation who protected him.

If you are interested in drug trafficking, the Mafia and how organised crime really works, then this talk is for you!

Shaun does over 100 talks a year and has done two ted talks. His story was broadcast worldwide by National Geographic as an episode of “Banged Up Abroad”.

Venue: The Lighthouse, Shoreditch

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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LDN Talks @ Night is a new concept which aims to take the well known 'Tedx' style talks, and make them more accessible. We've pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire and re-invent your after work beers.

Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a LDN Talks @ Night event makes the perfect after work mid-week activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!



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England's Wolf of Wall Street Ecstasy Trafficker Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading ... Read More
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