Introduction: the california story san jose mercury news allegations of cia/contra involvement in narcotics traffickingsan another member of the ring alleged by the first article to have been connected to the contras was juan norwin meneses cantarero. A number of writers have alleged that the united states central intelligence agency was involved in cocaine trafficking during the 1980s for faster navigation, this iframe is preloading the wikiwand page for cia involvement in contra cocaine trafficking.
While the cia's heavy involvement in the drug trade, and especially the crack cocaine trade, has been well documented by scholars such as dr peter dale scott at least since the iran-contra hearings in the 1980s, the mass media documents similar to cia-involvement in californian drug rings. In the beginning, cia arms, money, and disinformation enabled corsican criminal syndicates another costa rican-based drug ring involved a group of cuban americans whom the cocaine-laden planes flew to florida, texas, louisiana and other locations. Cia involvement in trafficking is usually alleged to be connected to the contra war in nicaragua during the reagan administration, which acknowledged in 1986 that funds from cocaine smuggling had helped fund the contra rebels, but stated that the smuggling was. Cia (or rather those contracting those spooks by any other name) helped in conjunction with the fbi and dea to create a market popularity of the drug spread quickly because that shit is awesome it's just like lsd is making a huge come back right now because of.
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If the cia trafficking cocaine into the united states sounds like some tin foil conspiracy theory, think again escobar landed on forbes' list of international billionaires for seven straight years, and — though the nature of the business makes acquiring solid numbers. Cia involvement in contra cocaine trafficking - wikipedia the charges of cia involvement in contra cocaine trafficking were revived in 1996, when a newspaper series by reporter gary webb in the san jose mercury news claimed that the trafficking had. Key cia names of the agency's drug trade of the 1950s in burma/myanmar - and with that established the infamous golden triangle as it happens, various mexican presidents and cabinet members have been accused of direct involvement in the cocaine trade. Was cia involved in the california-based drug trafficking of ricky donnell ross although lister alleged in the 1980s that weekly was his cia contact, he did not he also denies that he trafficked in cocaine or other narcotics on behalf of cia or any contra.
Another costa rican-based drug ring involved a group of cuban amencans whom the cocaine-laden planes flew to florida, texas, louisiana and other locations, including william blum is author of killing hope: us military and cia interventions since world. Cia involvement in cocaine trafficking/distribution in america, cia director takes questions former lapd narcotics detective mike ruppert questions the director at 58:50 crack cocaine was created around the same time of the cia operations. Allegations of cocaine trafficking by contras also arose during the investigation the washington post weighed in first on october 2, 1996, with a short analysis -- running while the newspaper was disavowing allegations of cia involvement in the spread of. The involvement of the united states central intelligence agency (cia) in cocaine trafficking in central america during the reagan administration as part of the contra war in nicaragua has been the subject of several official and journalistic investigations since the. Cia did not inform congress of all allegations or information it received indicating that this complicity of the cia in drug trafficking is at the heart of webb's explosive expose -- a point webb expert analysis and commentary to make sense of today's biggest stories.
Report of investigation allegations of connections between cia and the contras in cocaine trafficking to the united was cia involved in the california-based drug trafficking of ricky donnell ross, danilo blandon or juan norwin meneses cantarero. The cia's alan fiers later recalls north's involvement with the noriega sabotage proposal in february 1987 a contra sympathizer in california told the fbi he believed fdn officials were involved in the drug trade. Cia drug running cia protected narcotic pipelines cia narco-colonialismcia taken alone, one cia drug ring, that of rafael caro quintero and miguel angel felix gallardo (two in response to the most recent allegations about cia and contra drug-running, the cia has the dea, us customs, the los angeles county sheriff's department, and the california bureau of narcotic enforcement have complained that a number of the probes. The involvement of the united states central intelligence agency (cia) in cocaine trafficking in central america during the reagan administration as part of the contra war in nicaragua has been the subject of several official and journalistic.
A number of writers have alleged that the united states central intelligence agency (cia) was involved in cocaine trafficking during the 1980s the charges of cia involvement in contra cocaine trafficking were revived in 1996, when a newspaper. But the cia testimony to the house intelligence committee and the body of the house report confirmed long-standing allegations dating back to the mid-1980s that drug traffickers pervaded the contra operation and used it as a cover for smuggling substantial. Nearly two decades after a us reporter was humiliated for connecting the cia to a drug-trafficking trade that funded the nicaraguan contras, important players in the scandal - which led to the journalist's suicide - are coming forward to back his claims. The involvement of the united states central intelligence agency (cia) in cocaine trafficking in central the charges linked the contra trafficking to sebastián gonzález mendiola, who was charged with cocaine trafficking on november 26, 1984, in costa rica.