Role of Nicaragua in Drug Trafficking: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs, and Alcoholism of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, on Examination of the Participation by Certain Nicaraguan Officials in Illegal International Drug Smuggling Operations, April 19, 1985, Volume 4

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Page 4 - In the first place, drugs did not remain in Nicaragua; the drugs were destined for the United States. Our youth would not be harmed, but rather the youth of our enemies.
Page 24 - Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice. Mr.
Page 31 - We would fly a flag, a diver's flag, from our antenna — that's the way they recognized me. The first trip was very successful, the stuff was off-loaded, we returned to Florida undetected, no problems. The boat that was utilized was a leased boat out of south Florida, approximately a 45-foot trawler. The people that would meet the boat and unload it were people from the intelligence circles of Cuba, and also some uniformed people who seemed to be something like sailors or recruits of a sort —...
Page 2 - doing up" a "line of coke," the Wall Street broker "copping a snort" in the men's room on lunch break, the junior high school kid at recess—they must realize that they are tools in a geopolitical movement designed to perpetuate totalitarianism in Nicaragua and to spread Marxist insurgency throughout Latin America. These are not just declarations and this is not just scare talk. The American people must come to realize that this is happening, and the American citizens' realization that this is really...
Page 37 - Vesco again — in the last meeting in the Bahamas I was introduced to Mr. Angelo by Mr. Vesco, who was his personal assistant. We exchanged telephone numbers. I lost sight of both gentlemen for awhile, till in 1982, in Antigua, accidentally I met Mr. Vesco again. He had the police department raid my boat with my wife and child in jail — and while I was in Paris at that time, he told me to call a number, and I called the commissioner of police; and he found that Antigua was his private preserve,...
Page 39 - ... stated you have known and worked closely with Robert Vesco for a number of years. Mr. DEKKER. I know the gentleman since 1978. Senator HAWKINS. Since 1978. Mr. DEKKER. Right. Senator HAWKINS. Vesco told you that he is living in Havana as a guest of the Cuban Government? Mr. DEKKER. His egomania — he told me once that he runs the central bank. Senator HAWKINS. He has a big ego, doesn't he. Mr. DEKKER. Yes. Senator HAWKINS. You stated that you worked closely with Frederico Vaughan, who is a senior...
Page 41 - ... HAWKINS. Field equipment? Mr. DEKKER. Field equipment, like hospital tents, field uniforms. At one time he asked me for guns, but I refused that and it was referred to somebody else, I think Mr. Herring. Senator HAWKINS. Any weapons? Mr. DEKKER. He asked me, I refused; I think that went to Mr. Herring. Senator HAWKINS. What was Vesco's relationship to the Cuban Government, in your opinion? Mr. DEKKER. At that moment, very strong. If it is still that way after all the disasters, I do not know....
Page 17 - Ottawa, said that Palacios was a small link in an operation involving Borge and other Sandinistas. Palacios was arrested in July 1983, for possession of cocaine by Canadian authorities. Borge reportedly allows Colombian drug traffickers to use Corn Island, Nicaragua, as a trans-shipment point for drugs bound for the United States and he reportedly was arranging Cuban assistance for this operation.
Page 17 - A September 1983, intelligence report revealed details of another Nicaraguan-supported drug operation. The report stated that a drug dealer, who had been involved with Rodolfo Palacios Talavera, former First Secretary of the Nicaraguan Embassy in Ottawa, said that Palacios was a small link in an operation involving Borge and other Sandinistas. Palacios was arrested in July 1983, for possession of cocaine by Canadian authorities. Borge reportedly allows Colombian drug traffickers to use Corn Island,...
Page 24 - What the evidence gathered during this investigation suggests is that during 1983 Nicaraguan Government personnel attempted to make all the arrangements necessary to establish Nicaragua as a major cocaine exporter. Toward this end they developed a source of cocaine.