April 1st, 2009 in Breaking News, War on Drugs

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National Security Archive: Evidence that U.S. NSC Staff Supported Using Drug Money to Fund the Contras

The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations.

On July 28, 1988, two DEA agents testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime regarding a sting operation conducted against the Medellin Cartel. The two agents said that in 1985 Oliver North had wanted to take $1.5 million in Cartel bribe money that was carried by a DEA informant and give it to the contras. DEA officials rejected the idea.

The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations