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Frank Lucas was a heroin dealer and organized crime boss in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was particularly known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin directly from his source in Southeast Asia. He organized the smuggling of heroin from Vietnam to the U.S. by using the coffins of dead American servicemen.
Frank Lucas is now wheelchair bound, as seen in the HBO documentary, The Making of American Gangster. Actor Denzel Washington portrays Frank Lucas in the film American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott. Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lucas_%28drug_lord%29