My double life undercover with the drug gangs
Neil Woods spent fourteen years (1993-2007) infiltrating drug gangs as an undercover policeman - befriending and gaining the trust of some of the most violent, unpredictable criminals in Britain. With the insight that can only come from having fought on its front lines, Neil came to see the true futility of the War on Drugs - that it demonises those who need help, and only empowers the very worst elements in society. Neil is a board member of the international organisation Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) in the USA, and Chair of the organisation in the U.K. Made up exclusively of law enforcement figures, LEAP campaigns for an end to the drug war, and for drug policy to be based on evidence. He's a regular pundit on the subject of drugs and drug policy in the media, and starred in Channel 4 Drugs Live.
"This is the best book ever written about the British war on drugs." -- Johann Hari "Gripping expose of the disastrous reality of the drug war" -- Decca Aitkenhead * Guardian *