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  CIA-Contra-Crack Cocaine Controversy
Meneses recalled giving some of his own money to the Contras, but not much -- he claimed about $3,000 between 1982 and 1985 -- and denied that he or anyone else sold drugs for profit for the Contras or that there was any United States government agency involvement in trafficking.
Meneses told DEA CI-1 in 1986 or 1987 that when the Contra revolution started, he met with some "American agents," whom Meneses assumed were with the CIA, and showed them how to get in and out of Nicaragua.
Jairo Meneses reported to the DEA that Norwin Meneses had dealt directly with leaders of both the Contras and the Sandinistas since the early 1980s in an effort to promote his cocaine business.
www.usdoj.gov /oig/special/9712/ch04p2.htm   (6248 words)

  
 Pivotal Figures of Newspaper Series May Be Only Bit Players
Meneses that the newspaper could find was a $5,375 tab he was said to have helped pay at a 1984 dinner in San Francisco in honor of a civilian contra leader, Adolfo Calero.
A Clinton Administration official familiar with intelligence reports on Norwin Meneses said that he also appeared to have had other contacts with the contras in Honduras in 1982 or 1983 and 1984, and that he was believed then to have had some involvement in arms smuggling as well as money laundering and drugs.
Meneses was convicted of trying to smuggle more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine and sentenced to 25 years in prison, a former Sandinista army captain who was his partner in the deal testified that Mr.
partners.nytimes.com /books/98/09/27/specials/cia-pivotal.html   (1289 words)

  
 CIA-Contra-Crack Cocaine Controversy
Norwin Meneses was born in Nicaragua on June 21, 1943.
Meneses was very wealthy and reportedly owned a mansion in Nicaragua, a farm north of Managua, and other properties that he used in his criminal activities.
Jairo Meneses told Ma that Norwin Meneses had supplied the cocaine that Jairo had sold to the undercover officers on November 27, 1984, the day that Jairo was arrested, and that Norwin Meneses had been waiting at Jairo's house for the drug money that day.
www.usdoj.gov /oig/special/9712/ch03p1.htm   (5321 words)

  
 Whiteout
Norwin Meneses, the kingpin of the operation, was never indicted or arrested for his part in the Frogman case.
In fact, the US government did not indict Norwin Meneses until 1989, after the end of the Contra war, and the indictment was for conspiracy to sell precisely 1 kilo of cocaine in 1984.
Norwin Meneses was finally arrested in 1990, when Nicaraguan authorities caught him trying to transport 750 kilos of cocaine.
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 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Norwin Meneses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Meneses -- who ran the drug ring from his homes in the San Francisco Bay Area -- is listed in the DEA's computers as a major international drug smuggler and was implicated in 45 separate federal investigations.
Meneses - who ran the drug ring from his homes in the Bay Area - is listed in the DEA's computers as a major international drug smuggler and was implicated in 45 separate federal investigations.
Meneses said one of his oldest friends is a former contra pilot named Marcos Aguado, a Nicaraguan who works for the Salvadoran air-force high command.
www.zoominfo.com /directory/Meneses_Norwin_689567922.htm   (1871 words)

  
 Waters Testimony
The CIA operatives, Oscar Danilo Blandon and Norwin Meneses were indeed connected with both the CIA and the DEA; that is, the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Meneses in particular was well-known among the United States and Latin American law enforcement agencies as having trafficked drugs for years.
Meneses himself was connected with these drug cartels that were bringing in the drugs to Mr.
www.csun.edu /CommunicationStudies/ben/news/cia/970318.waters.html   (5131 words)

  
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norwin meneses, was then under active investigation by DEA and the fbi.
norwin meneses, blandon's supplier as of 1983 and 1984, routinely flew quantities of 200 to 400 kilograms from miami to the west coast.
norwin meneses, or the CIA, or the salvadoran air force planes that allegedly flew cocaine into an air base in texas.
www.acorn.net /jfkplace/06-Trade/06-04-Disk/CIABASE/mcgehee.contras   (3520 words)

  
 Dark Alliance: Day Two
Norwin Meneses, known in Nicaraguan newspapers as ''Rey de la Droga'' (King of Drugs), was then under active investigation by the DEA and the FBI for smuggling cocaine into the United States, records show.
Somoza himself spoke at the 1978 funeral of Edmundo Meneses, who was slain by leftists shortly after his appointment as Nicaragua's ambassador to Guatemala, hailing him as an anti-communist martyr.
Despite that incident and a stack of law enforcement reports describing him as a major drug trafficker, Norwin Meneses was welcomed into the United States in July 1979 as a political refugee and given a visa and a work permit.
www.constitution.org /abus/narc/day2main.htm   (3000 words)

  
 CIA-Contra-Crack Cocaine Controversy
The agent was introduced to Norwin Meneses, who said that he was "a revolutionary and not interested in drug trafficking; however he wanted to help Jairo and knew others who were involved in cocaine smuggling." Norwin Meneses said that if he received information about drug transactions, he would pass it on to the agent.
Despite Meneses' reluctance to testify in court or cooperate with the Los Angeles OCDETF investigation, on July 24, 1987, the DEA in Costa Rica formally established him as a confidential informant.
The deactivation form stated that although Meneses attempted to generate activity in investigations in which he was involved, none of them "appears to have any chance of fruition" and that given DEA guidelines concerning informant utility, he had to be deactivated.
www.fas.org /irp/agency/doj/oig/c4rpt/ch03p2.htm   (3805 words)

  
 Findings -- Volume I: The California Story
Meneses was reported to be living in Miami as a result of unspecified drug charges by the Costa Rican Government, and it was reported that Meneses owned a restaurant in which Gonzalez might have had a financial interest.
Norwin Meneses claims that he was falsely implicated in the cocaine trade by pro-Sandinista elements of the Nicaraguan Government and by fellow Nicaraguan and convicted drug trafficker Enrique Miranda Jaimie.
Meneses states that the funds were always in small amounts--$50 or $100 at a time--and were provided to pay local operating costs of the group.
www.fas.org /irp/cia/product/cocaine/findings1.html   (11899 words)

  
 Dark Alliance: Timeline
June: Norwin Meneses is arrested and jailed briefly in connection with the murder of Nicaragua's top Customs investigator.
Blandon and Meneses fly to Honduras for meeting with Enrique Bermudez, the CIA-paid head of the Contra army, to discuss fund raising in U.S. Blandon says he begins selling cocaine for Meneses shortly afterwards.
February: Meneses secretly indicted by San Francisco grand jury for acts committed in 1984 and 1985, but is never arrested or pursued.
www.narconews.com /darkalliance/drugs/timeline.htm   (1106 words)

  
 The Journal of History
In 1981, Blandon met with another exile, Juan Norwin Meneses, who was the brother of two generals that had served in Samoza's army.
Meneses was known in Nicaragua as the "Rey de la Drogas" (King of Drugs).
Together, Blandon and Meneses flew to the Honduras to meet with Colonel Enrique Bermudez, who had been Samoza's Washington liaison to the U.S. military, and a paid CIA agent until his still unsolved assassination in 1991.
truedemocracy.net /td-11/20.html   (1409 words)

  
 America's secret war
The trial record shows that, in 1981, Blandon was introduced to Norwin Meneses, another Nicaraguan living in California.
With Meneses, Blandon flew to Honduras where they were introduced to the military chief of the CIA's Contra army, Enrique Bermudez.
Norwin Meneses routinely shipped 200-to-400-kilo quantities of cocaine from Miami to Blandon on the west coast, who sold them to Ross.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /CIA/secret_war.html   (955 words)

  
 The Consortium
In the report's volume one, entitled "The California Story," CIA Inspector General Frederick P. Hitz reasserts CIA contentions that key figures from the crack ring did not have direct ties to the CIA and that their donations to the contra cause were relatively small.
Meneses talked to the CIA from prison in Nicaragua where he's been held since November 1991 when Nicaraguan police arrested him on charges of narcotics trafficking.
Given the Bolivian connection to the Meneses drug operation in the same time period, the possibility of a Moon link to the allegations might add credibility to the charges of a Bolvian-contra cocaine pipeline.
www.consortiumnews.com /archive/crack11.html   (1938 words)

  
 Dark Alliance: Day One
Blandon's boss in the FDN's cocaine operation, Juan Norwin Meneses Cantarero, has never spent a day in a U.S. prison, even though the federal government has been aware of his cocaine dealings since at least 1974, records show.
Meneses' work was so public, in fact, that he posed for a picture in June 1984 in a kitchen of a San Francisco home with the FDN's political boss, Adolfo Calero, a longtime CIA operative who became the public face of the Contras in the United States.
In a long, handwritten statement he read to Meneses' jury, Miranda revealed the deepest secrets of the Meneses drug ring, earning his old boss a 30-year prison sentence in the process.
www.constitution.org /abus/narc/day1main.htm   (2810 words)

  
 The Consortium
Renato Pena, a money-and-drug courier for Meneses, said that in the early 1980s, the CIA was allowing the contras to fly drugs into the United States, sell them and keep the proceeds.
According to Pena, Meneses stayed close to Bermudez from 1981-82 through the middle of the decade, while Bermudez was an important CIA asset leading the largest contra army, the FDN.
Meneses had been a notorious drug trafficker in Nicaragua prior to the Sandinista revolution in 1979.
www.consortiumnews.com /1990s/consor14.html   (4480 words)

  
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But records and interviews revealed that a number of those probes were stymied not by the elusive Meneses but by agencies of the U.S. government.
He said he flew with Meneses to a camp there and met one of his new companion's old friends, Col. Enrique Bermudez.
Business is business.'' Lessons over, Blandon said, Meneses gave him two kilograms of cocaine (roughly 4 pounds), the names of two customers and a one-way ticket to Los Angeles.
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 Darker Alliance
The third was Norwin Meneses, the head of the "Frogman" connection importing cocaine for Blandón.
Meneses’ links to the Nicaraguan rebels are not new," even though his own article belittling them was the first mention of them ever in the New York Times He wrote of the 1986 account of Meneses by Seth Rosenfeld in the San Francisco Examiner that "the most significant contribution by Mr.
Meneses that the newspaper could find was a $5,735 tab he was said to have helped pay at a 1984 dinner" in honor of Adolfo Calero.
www.copi.com /articles/darker.html   (4038 words)

  
 Former Contra Wins Review Of U.S. Drug Ties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Pena said he had been told by Norwin Meneses, a major drug trafficker with ties to the contras, that CIA-connected contra commanders were aware of the drug operation in which Pena took part.
Pena said he had been asked by Norwin Meneses' nephew, Jairo Meneses, to travel to Los Angeles with money that would be used to buy cocaine and finance contras, whose U.S. military aid had been cut off by Congress.
After serving a year in a halfway house and testifying against another Meneses relative in the drug case, Pena was granted asylum in 1987, the court said.
www.mapinc.org /drugnews/v00/n1068/a03.html?224871   (772 words)

  
 [Welcome to Mercury Center] [Day Two] [Dark Alliance] Frames: [ Enable | Disable ] Drug ag
Though Meneses was never charged, court records said there was ''a direct and ongoing connection between the Meneses organization and Carlos Cabezas.'' Bay Area papers treated the case like any big drug bust [document link] -- a front-page headline and a picture of the dope.
Smith said her superiors didn't share her enthusiasm for the case and she was sent off to investigate motorcycle gangs in Oakland.
When she quit in 1984, Smith asked her fellow DEA agents if they wanted the intelligence files she'd collected on Meneses in case ''anyone might be interested in picking up where I left off,'' she recalled.
www.skepticfiles.org /cia-drug/sjmcia15.htm   (1062 words)

  
 Gary Webb's The Dark Alliance
Meneses' organization was "the target of unsuccessful investigative attempts for many years," O'Neale acknowledged in a 1994 affidavit.
Blandon's lawyer, Brunon, said in an interview that his client never told him directly that he was selling cocaine for the CIA, but the prominent Los Angeles defense attorney drew his own conclusions from the "atmosphere of CIA and clandestine activities" that surrounded Blandon and his Nicaraguan friends.
He didn't know about Meneses, or the CIA, or the Salvadoran air-force planes that allegedly were flying the cocaine into an air base in Texas.
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 STATEMENT BY FREDERICK P. HITZ, INSPECTOR GENERAL, CIA
Lister, a former police officer, trafficked in drugs for personal benefit and admits that people may have received the false impression that he was connected with CIA and that he may have fostered such misconceptions because it benefited his private security business.
Unlike the events relating to Ross, Blandon or Meneses, this was a case where the CIA became involved because it mistakenly thought it had an interest to protect.
Meneses says he was never part of the Zavala organization.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/library/congress/1998_hr/980316-ps.htm   (2211 words)

  
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Meneses flew shipments to Blandon, who sold them to Ross, who sold them to both the major gangs in South-Central, the Crips and the Bloods, who spread their crack and terror to other cities in the United States.
Meneses is now in jail in Nicaragua for cocaine trafficking but is scheduled to be paroled this year
Meneses never spent a day in a U.S. jail despite being implicated in 45 separate federal investigations over the last two decades.
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 RW ONLINE:How the CIA Created the Crack Epidemic
In July 1979, Meneses entered the U.S. and was soon granted a visa and work permit as a political refugee.
In June 1984, at the height of their drug operation, Meneses was photographed at a meeting with the political boss of the FDN, Adolfo Calero.
Webb reports that Meneses had close personal and business ties to a Salvadoran air force commander Marcos Aguada--and Webb adds that Aguada is also known to have been a CIA agent.
revcom.us /a/firstvol/crack.htm   (3122 words)

  
 Ultimate Conspiracy.com
A known dealer since '74has stayed out of U.S. jails Blandon's boss in the FDN's cocaine operation, Juan Norwin Meneses Cantarero, has never spent a day in a U.S. prison, even though the federal government has been aware of his cocaine dealings since at least 1974, records show.
It wasn't until 1989, a few months after the Contra-Sandinista war ended and five years after Meneses moved from the Peninsula to a ranch in Costa Rica, that the U.S. government took action against him - sort of.
In S.F. photo, Menesesseen with CIA operative Meneses' work was so public, in fact, that he posed for a picture in June 1984 in a kitchen of a San Francisco home with the FDN's political boss, Adolfo Calero, a longtime CIA operative who became the public face of the Contras in the United States.
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 LexisNexis(TM) Academic - Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Though O'Neale once described Blandon to a grand jury as "the biggest Nicaraguan cocaine dealer in the United States," the prosecutor would not discuss him with the Mercury News.
Meneses -- who ran the drug ring from his homes in the Bay Area -- is listed in the DEA's computers as a major international drug smuggler and was implicated in 45 separate federal investigations.
Meneses' organization was "the target of unsuccessful investigative attempts for many years," prosecutor O'Neale acknowledged in a 1994 affidavit.
www.d.umn.edu /~aaima/webb.htm   (2650 words)

  
 The CIA and Crack: Evidence Is Lacking Of Alleged Plot
Meneses recruited him to be a drug dealer in 1982.
Meneses is now in prison in Nicaragua on charges of trying to smuggle
Meneses and had stopped sending money to the contras.
www.duke.edu /~ldbaker/clippings/cia.html   (3575 words)

  
 Drugs
It was determined that Norwin MENESES was a source of supply for this group.
Roger MENESES at 171 Glenbrook Lane in San Bruno, which resulted in the seizure of
Roger MENESES was on the same flight as CALDERA.
www.narconews.com /darkalliance/drugs/library/27.htm   (1371 words)

  
 The Dark Allience - Gary Webb / SJMN Series
And a lot of Somoza's friends and relatives and business partners came to the United States, because we had been their allies all these years, including two men whose families had been very close to the dictatorship.
They came to the United States in 1979, along with a flood of other Nicaraguan immigrants, most of them middle-class people, most of them former bankers, former insurance salesmen -- sort of a capitalist exodus from Nicaragua.
You shouldn't at all be surprised when they go out and sell drugs.
www.mega.nu:8080 /ampp/webb.html   (21973 words)

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