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Howard Marks

1945 - 2016

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Dennis Howard Marks (13 August 1945 – 10 April 2016) was a Welsh drug smuggler and author who achieved notoriety as an international cannabis smuggler through high-profile court cases. At his peak he claimed to have been smuggling consignments of the drug as large as 30 tons, and was connected with groups as diverse as the CIA, the IRA, MI6, and the Mafia. He was eventually charged by the U S Drug Enforcement Administration, convicted and given a 25-year prison sentence; he was released in April 1995 after serving seven years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Marks has received more than 1,479,576 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Howard Marks is the 205th most popular extremist (down from 166th in 2019), the 3,797th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,670th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, Howard Marks ranks 205 out of 209Before him are Édouard Vaillant, Zacarias Moussaoui, John Hinckley Jr., Ahmed Jabari, Mildred Gillars, and William Bonin. After him are Abdul Quader Molla, Ramzi Yousef, Robert Pickton, Abubakar Shekau, Ziad Jarrah, and Abu Mohammad al-Julani.

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Among people born in 1945, Howard Marks ranks 401Before him are Ulla Pia, Anna Enquist, Arthur Lee, Patty McCormack, Kent Karlsson, and Robin Trower. After him are Nicholas Meyer, Kees van Ierssel, Caroline Cellier, Giuseppe Wilson, Eric Stewart, and Virginia Wade. Among people deceased in 2016, Howard Marks ranks 355Before him are Henning Enoksen, Piers Sellers, Tom Kibble, Frano Selak, Burt Kwouk, and Roger Dumas. After him are Hugh O'Brian, Richard Davalos, Tina Anselmi, Fritz Herkenrath, Wim van der Voort, and Muhamed Mujić.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Marks ranks 3,797 out of 7,765Before him are Sadie Frost (1965), George Holyoake (1817), Cadwallon ap Cadfan (591), Tom Hooper (1972), Peter Mark Roget (1779), and Ernest Payne (1884). After him are Phil Neville (1977), Clara Reeve (1729), Charles Montagu Doughty (1843), Beatrice Tinsley (1941), Princess Beatrice of York (1988), and Ray Wilson (1968).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Howard Marks ranks 16Before him are Fred West (1941), John Haigh (1909), John Christie (1899), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Jonathan Wild (1683), and Dick Turpin (1705). After him are Stuart Christie (1946), Beverley Allitt (1968), Colin Pitchfork (1960), and Tommy Robinson (1982).