Afghan Anticorruption Chief Sold Heroin in Las Vegas in 87
- KABUL, Afghanistan, March 9 (AP) — When the deal went down in Las Vegas, the seller was introduced only as Mr. E. In a room at Caesars Palace hotel, Mr. E exchanged a pound-and-a-half bag of heroin for $65,000 cash, unaware that the buyer was an undercover detective. The sting landed him in a Nevada state prison for nearly four years.
Twenty years later, Mr. E, whose real name is Izzatullah Wasifi, has a new job. He is the government of Afghanistan’s anticorruption chief.