Aleena and the Smugglers

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Aleena and the Smugglers
Start date: September 29, 1986
End date: January 24, 1987
# of strips: 102 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "The Case of the Headless Man"
Followed by: "Return of the Tinies"

"Aleena and the Smugglers" is the 194th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Mandrake's old sweetheart at the College of Magic, Aleena is in trouble. Some drugs smugglers forcing Aleena to use her magical powers in their favor.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Andre, Aleena's servant.
  • Baron, a drug smuggler.
  • Carlos, a drug smuggler.


Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.

Mandrake Lore

  • Aleena left the CM before graduating, with a Prince (her first husbond).
  • Aleena has been married and divorsed six times.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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