CIA Linked to Crack Cocaine Epidemic


CIA Linked to Crack Cocaine Epidemic – Daily News @ RevolutionNews.US ~ A former narcotics agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration said today that he could document evidence that his agency knew of the shipments of cocaine flown from Central America to the United States. Celerino Castillo III confirmed the charges of a three-part series published by the San Jose Mercury News written by Gary Webb, which said that during the 1980’s the Central Intelligence Agency backed Contras who were involved in selling crack cocaine to LA street gangs to get money for their military. Civil Rights activists Dick Gregory, Joe Madison, Mark Thompson, Dr. John Newman and Rev. Joseph Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, appeared with former DEA agent Castillo at a press conference at the JW Marriott Hotel. They demanded that the DEA immediately release the Castillo records. Castillo said that he began recording narcotics trafficking in 1986, while investigating these activities at Ilo Pango, a US air base in El Salvador. He said he logged the amounts of cocaine, the identification numbers of the air planes, informant numbers, and even the names of the pilots who were involved in the shipments. Castillo said he sent those reports to the DEA headquarters in Washington but no action was taken. This morning, he provided DEA case details including document file numbers to the media. “It’s really sad that they are trying to hide this from the American people,” Castillo said. “These are the people who


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