Video Teaser for Buccaneer: The Odyssey of Jack Reed

As previously noted, Jack Carlton Reed, (September 30, 1930 – October 12, 2009) was a drug smuggler and co-defendant of Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas, Colombian drug baron and co-founder, with Pablo Escobar, of the Medellín Cartel.

Reed was a pilot for Lehder’s cocaine transport empire on Norman's Cay, an out island 210 miles away from the Florida coast, in the Bahamas. Reed flew the drugs for Lehder, who handled transport while Escobar handled production and supply.

In February 1987, just days after Lehder was captured in the Colombian jungle, Reed was apprehended in Panama. The co-defendants were charged with conspiring to smuggle 3.3 tons of cocaine into the United States from Colombia from 1978 to 1980.

Reed was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and operating a continuing criminal enterprise.

Our good friend and supporter MayCay Beele has written a book about Jack Reed that is based on interviews that the man himself gave to her exclusively.

Pilot/Author MayCay Beeler
The book is called Buccaneer: The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed, Adventurer, Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire.

The above video was produced by our other good friend and supporter, whom we've interviewed previously, Christian "Cip" Cipollini, who just published Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangster Legend.

Before you know it, his next book, another must-read on Murder Inc. will be published. Preorder it here: Murder Inc.