Arms and the Dudes

In January 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach were put in charge of a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki— the dudes—bought cheap communist-style surplus ammunitions from Balkan gunrunners. The dudes then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of ancient Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul—until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of the New York Times.
"Guy Lawson's Arms and the Dudes is a triumph of investigative storytelling."
- Rajiv Chandrasekar, Author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City and Little America


Guy Lawson

Guy is the New York Times bestselling author of Arms and The Dudes: How Three Miami Beach Stoners Became the Most Unlikely Gun Runners in History. Lawson is also the author of the Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con, and The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia.

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