shipping can be a minefield of red tape and jargon, making it hard to tell what it’s really going to cost.Dealing with port authorities, customs officials, quarantine departments, container yards, and every other official along the way is quite simply a nightmare.
As the US authorities began to investigate the links to Noriega, Amjad Anwan, an executive at the BCCI bank, suggested that Mazur get 0,000 that was stuck in Panama out of the country by chartering a plane and flying it to Uruguay.
Certainly, there was a shell road along the beach connecting the bayou community with the parish seat of Cameron, but until 1931, such towns as Cameron, Creole, Oak Grove, and Grand Chenier could only be reached by water as well.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Mazur said that during a meeting with a member of the cartel who was already suspicious of him, a Velcro strip holding the recording device to a hidden compartment in his briefcase fell off.'The top of the hidden compartment fell down, exposing the recorder and a nest of wires and I was trying to remain calm trying to put this thing together while trying not to look like I was putting it back together When all the arrests were done, Mazur spent 18-hour days transcribing 1,400 field recordings he had made, and in March 1990 he testified against the six BCCI executives who had laundered the cartels' money.
Upon crossing the Sabine Lake causeway from the Texas side en route to Cameron, Louisiana, one soon encounters an endless expanse of verdant marsh lands, seemingly uninhabitable by other than muskrats, alligators, and water moccasins.
If one should follow a black-topped road to the north, the driver would soon cross Johnson's Bayou, a 100-foot wide stream, and end up on 10-mile long Smith Ridge, where the writer's great grandfather, Frederick Smith (Schmidt), an immigrant from Bremen, Germany, settled in 1835 and established his cotton plantation and cotton gin.
Until the building of the causeway about 1960, Johnson's Bayou, La., remained cut off and virtually isolated from the outside world, accessible only by water or air.