Capone saw the prohibition movement coming and acted on it with a business mind. He moved to Cicero before the eighteenth amendment was passed and purchased legal breweries where he would soon produce illegal alcohol called moonshine. Capone charted routes from nearby Canada to import and distribute this liquor when prohibition would be enforced. Capone has a clever mind because of his ability to start this international bootlegging business. He coordinated the sales and distribution of alcohol in other states and even Canada. He owned and manufactured alcohol in hundreds of breweries around America but most were located in
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