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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF
CELERINO CASTILLO III, (D.E.A., RETIRED) FOR THE HOUSE
PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE
April 27, 1998
For several years, I fought in the trenches
of the front lines of Reagan's "Drug War", trying
to stamp out what I considered American's greatest foreign
threat. But, when I was posted, in Central and South America
from 1984 through 1990, I knew we were playing the "Drug
War Follies." While our government shouted "Just
Say No !", entire Central and South American
nations fell into what are now known as, "Cocaine
While with the DEA, I was able to keep journals of my
assignments in Central and South America. These journals
include names, case file numbers and DEA NADDIS (DEA Master
Computer) information to back up my allegations. I have
pictures and original passports of the victims that were
murdered by CIA assets. These atrocities were done with
the approval of the agencies.
We, ordinary Americans, cannot trust the C.I.A. Inspector
General to conduct a full investigation into the CIA or
the DEA. Let me tell you why. When President Clinton (June,
1996) ordered The Intelligence Oversight Board
to conduct an investigation into allegations that US Agents
were involved in atrocities in Guatemala, it failed to
investigate several DEA and CIA operations in which U.S.
agents knew before hand that individuals (some Americans)
were going to be murdered.
I became so frustrated that I forced myself to respond
to the I.O.B report citing case file numbers, dates,
and names of people who were murdered. In one case
(DEA file # TG-86-0005) several Colombians and
Mexicans were raped, tortured and murdered by CIA and
DEA assets, with the approval of the CIA. Among those
victims identified was Jose Ramon Parra-Iniguez, Mexican
passport A-GUC-043 and his two daughters Maria Leticia
Olivier-Dominguez, Mexican passport A-GM-8381. Also included
among the dead were several Colombian nationals: Adolfo
Leon Morales-Arcilia "a.k.a." Adolfo Morales-Orestes,
Carlos Alberto Ramirez, and Jiro Gilardo-Ocampo. Both
a DEA and a CIA agent were present, when these individuals
were being interrogated (tortured). The main target of
that case was a Guatemalan Congressman,
(Carlos Ramiro Garcia de Paz) who took delivery of 2,404
kilos of cocaine in Guatemala just before the interrogation.
This case directly implicated the Guatemalan Government
in drug trafficking (The Guatemalan Congressman still
has his US visa and continues to travel at his pleasure
into the US). To add salt to the wound, in 1989 these
murders were investigated by the U.S Department of Justice,
Office of Professional Responsibility. DEA S/I Tony Recevuto
determined that the Guatemalan Military Intelligence,
G-2 (the worst human rights violators in the Western Hemisphere)
was responsible for these murders. Yet, the U.S. government
continued to order U.S. agents to work hand-in-hand with
the Guatemalan Military. This information was never turned
over to the I.O.B. investigation. (See attached response)
I have obtained a letter, dated May 28, 1996, from the
DEA administrator, to U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett
(D), Texas. In this letter, the administrator flatly
lies, stating that DEA agents "have never
engaged in any joint narcotics programs with the
I was there. I was the leading Agent in Guatemala.
99.9% of DEA operations were conducted with the Guatemalan
military. In 1990, the DEA invited a Guatemalan military
G-2 officer, Cpt. Fuentez, to attend a DEA narcotic school,
which is against DEA policy. I know this for a fact because
I worked with this officer for several years and was in
Guatemala when he was getting ready to travel to the States.
Facts of my investigation on CIA-Contras drug trafficking
in El Salvador:
The key to understanding the "crack cocaine"
epidemic, which exploded on our streets in 1984, lies
in understanding the effect of congressional oversight
on covert operations. In this case the Boland amendment(s)
of the era, while intending to restrict covert operations
as intended by the will of the People, only served to
encourage C.I.A., the military and elements of the national
intelligence community to completely bypass the Congress
and the Constitution in an eager and often used covert
policy of funding prohibited operations with drug money.
As my friend and colleague Michael Ruppert has pointed
out through his own experience in the 1970s, CIA has often
bypassed congressional intent by resorting to the drug
trade (Vietnam, Laos, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc).
When the Boland Amendment(s) cut the Contras off from
a continued U.S. government subsidy, George Bush, his
national security adviser Don Gregg, and Ollie North,
turned to certain foreign governments, and to private
contributions, to replace government dollars. Criminal
sources of contributions were not excluded. By the
end of 1981, through a series of Executive Orders and
National Security Decision Directives, many of which have
been declassified, Vice President Bush was placed in charge
of all Reagan administration intelligence operations.
All of the covert operations carried out by officers of
the CIA, the Pentagon, and every other federal agency,
along with a rogue army of former intelligence operatives
and foreign agents, were commanded by George Bush. Gary
Webb (San Jose Mercury News) acknowledged, that he simply
had not traced the command structure over the Contras
up into the White House, although he had gotten some indications
that the operation was not just CIA.
On Dec. 01, 1981, President Ronald
Reagan signed a secret order authorizing the CIA to spend
$19.9 million for covert military aid to the recently
formed Contras--- hardly enough money to launch a serious
military operation against the Cuban and Soviet-backed
In August 1982, George Bush hired Donald P. Gregg as
his principal adviser for national security affairs. In
late 1984, Gregg introduced Oliver North to Felix Rodriguez,
(a retired CIA agent) who had already been working in
Central America for over a year under Bush's direction.
Gregg personally introduced Rodriguez to Bush on Jan.
22, 1985. Two days after his January 1985 meeting, Rodriguez
went to El Salvador and made arrangements to set up his
base of operations at Ilopango air base. On Nov. 01, 1984,
the FBI arrested Rodriguez's partner, Gerard Latchinian
and convicted him of smuggling $10.3 million in cocaine
into the U.S.
On Jan. 18, 1985, Rodriguez allegedly met with money-launderer
Ramon Milan-Rodriguez, who had moved $1.5 billion
for the Medellin cartel. Milan testified before a Senate
Investigation on the Contras' drug smuggling, that before
this 1985 meeting, he had granted Felix Rodriguez's request
and given $10 million from the cocaine for the Contras.
On September 10, 1985, North wrote in his Notebook:
"Introduced by Wally Grasheim/Litton, Calero/Bermudez
visit to Ilopango to estab. log support./maint. (...)"
In October of 1985, Upon my arrival in Guatemala,
I was forewarned by Guatemala DEA, County AttachпїЅ, Robert
J. Stia, that the DEA had received intelligence that the
Contras out of Salvador, were involved in drug trafficking.
For the first time, I had come face to face with the contradictions
of my assignment. The reason that I had been forewarned
was because I would be the Lead Agent in El Salvador.
DEA Guatemalan informant, Ramiro Guerra (STG-81-0013)
was in place in Guatemala and El Salvador on "Contra"
intelligence. At the time (early 80's), he was a DEA fugitive
on "Rico" (Racketeering Influence and
Corrupt Organizations) and "CCE" (Continuing
Criminal Enterprise) charges out of San Francisco. In
1986, he became an official advisor for the DEA trained
El Salvador Narcotics Task Force. In 1989, all federal
charges were dropped because of his cooperation with the
DEA in Central America. Guerra is still a DEA informant
December 1985, CNN reporter Brian Barger broke
the story of the Contra's involved in drug trafficking.
Notes from my Journals & Intelligence Gathering
January 13, 1986, I wrote a report on El Salvador under
DEA file (GFTG-86-9145).
January 16, 1986---HK-1217W--Carlos Siva and Tulio
Pedras Contra pilots.
January 23, 1986, GFTG-86-9999, Air
Intelligence in "El Salvador" TG-86-0003, Samana
In 1986, I placed an informant (Mario Murga) at
the Ilopango airport in El Salvador. He was initiated
and wrote the flight plans for most Contra pilots. After
their names were submitted into NADDIS, it was revealed
that most pilots had already been document in DEA files
as traffickers. (See DEA memo by me date 2-14-89.)
Feb. 05, 1986, I had seized $800,000.00 in cash,
35 kilos of cocaine, and an airplane at Ilopango. DEA
# TG-86-0001; Gaitan-Gaitan, Leonel
March 24, 1986, I wrote a DEA report on the Contra
operation. (GFTG-86-4003, Frigorificos de Puntarenas,
S.A), US registration aircraft N-68435 (Cessna 402).
April 17, 86, I wrote a Contra report on Arturo
Renick; Johnny Ramirez (Costa Rica). Air craft TI-AQU
& BE-60.. GFTG-86-9999; Air Intelligence.
April 25,26 1986--I met with CIA Felix Vargas in
El Salvador (GFTG-86-9145).
April of 1986, The Consul General of the U.S Embassy
in El Salvador (Robert J. Chavez), warned me that CIA
agent George Witters was requesting a U.S visa for a Nicaraguan
drug trafficker and Contra pilot by the name of Carlos
Alberto Amador. (mentioned in 6 DEA files)
May 14, 1986, I spoke to Jack O'Conner DEA HQS
Re: Matta-Ballesteros. (NOTE: Juan Ramon Matta-Ballesteros
was perhaps the single largest drug trafficker in the
region. Operating from Honduras he owned several companies
which were openly sponsored and subsidized by C.I.A.)
May 26, 1986, Mario Rodolfo Martinez-Murga
became an official DEA informant (STG-86-0006). Before
that, he had been a sub-source for Ramiro Guerra and Robert
Chavez. Under Chavez, Murga's intelligence resulted in
the seizure of several hundred kilos of cocaine, (from
Ilopango to Florida) making Murga a reliable source of
May 27, 1986, I Met U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alberto
Adame in El Salvador. Has knowledge of the Contra
Operation at Ilopango. He was in El Salvador from 1984
On June 06, 1986, I send a DEA report/telex cable
to Washington DEA in regards to Contra pilots, Carlos
Amador and Carlos Armando Llamos (Honorary Ambassador
from El Salvador to Panama) (N-308P). Llamos had delivered
4 1/2 million dollars to Panama from Ilopango for
the Contras. Information was gathered by informant Mario
Murga. Leon Portilla-TIANO = Navojo 31 & YS-265-American
Pilot: Francisco Viaud. Roberto Gutierrez (N-82161) Mexican
June 10, 1998, I spoke to CIA agent Manny Brand
Re: Sofi Amoury (Cuban Contra operator and Guatemalan
Galvis-Pena in Guatemala.
June 16, 1986-GFTG-86-9999, Air Intel (DEA-6) El
Early part of 1986, I received a telex/cable from
DEA Costa Rica. SA Sandy Gonzales requested for me to
investigate hangers 4 and 5 at Ilopango. DEA Costa Rica
had received reliable intelligence that the Contras were
flying cocaine into the hangars. Both hangers were owned
and operated by the CIA and the National Security Agency.
Operators of those two hangars were, Lt. Col. Oliver
North and CIA contract agent, Felix Rodriguez, "a.k.a."
Max Gomez. (See attached letter by Bryan Blaney
(O.I.C.), dated March 28, 1991).
June 18, 1986, Salvadoran Contra pilot, Francisco
"Chico" Guirrola-Beeche (DEA NADDIS
# 1585334 and 1744448) had been documented as a drug trafficker.
On this date, at 7:30a.m, he departed Ilopango to the
Bahamas to air drop monies. On his return trip
(June 21) Guirrola arrived with his passengers Alejandro
Urbizu & Patricia Bernal. In 1988 Urbizu was arrested
in the US in a Cocaine conspiracy case. In 1985 Guirrola
was arrested in South Texas (Kleberg County) with 5 and
1/2 million dollars cash, which he had picked up in Los
Angeles, California. (U.S. Customs in Dallas/ Ft. Worth
had case on him.)
June 18, 1986, DEA 6 on Air Intelligence, GFTG- 86-9999;
June 27 & 28, 1986, US Lt. Col. Albert Adame spoke
with US Ambassador Edwin Corr re: Narcotics.
In a July 26, 1986 report to the Congress, on contra-related
narcotics allegation, The State Department described the
Frogman CASE as follows, "This case gets it's nickname
from swimmers who brought cocaine ashore in San Francisco
on a Colombian vessel." It focused on a major Colombian
cocaine smuggler, ALVARO CARVAJAL-MINOTA, who supplied
a number of west coast smugglers. It was further alleged
that Nicaraguan Contra, Horacio Pererita, was subsequently
convicted on drug charges in Costa Rica and sentenced
to 12 years imprisonment. Two other members of the organization
were identified as Nicaraguans Carlos Cabezas
& Julio Zavala. They were among the jailed West Coast
traffickers and convicted of receiving drugs from Carvajal.
They claimed long after their convictions, that they had
delivered sums of monies to Contra resistance groups in
July 28, 1986, I Met with CIA agents Don Richardson,
Janice Elmore and Lt. Col. Adame in El Salvador.
July 29, 1986, I Met with Don Richardson and Robert
Chavez at the US Embassy in El Salvador.
August 03,1986, Ramiro Guerra, Lt. Col. A. Adame, Dr.
Hector Regalado (Dr. Death, who claimed to have shot Archbishop
Romero) and myself went out on patrol in El Salvador.
In Aug. 1986, The Kerry Committee requested information
on the Contra pilots from the DEA. The Department Of Justice
flatly refused to give up any information.
Aug. 15, 1986, I spoke to CIA (Chief of Station) Jack
McCavett and Don Richardson; El Salvador; Re: Fernando
Canelas Sanez from Florida.
Aug. 18, 1986, I received $45,000.00 in cash from
CIA Chief of Station (CIA), Jack McKavett for the
purchase of vehicles for the DEA El Salvador Narcotic
Aug. 28, 1986, I had a meeting with El Salvador
US Ambassador, Edwin Corr, in regards to Wally Grasheim,
Pete's Place and Carlos Amador (3:00 p.m.)
Oscar Alvarado-Lara "a.k.a." El Negro
Alvarado (CIA asset and Contra pilot) was mentioned in
3 DEA files. On June 11, 1986, Alvarado transported
27 illegal Cubans to El Salvador Ilopango, where they
were then smuggled into Guatemala. On Sept. 28, 1987,
Alvarado picked up CIA officer Randy Capister in
Puerto Barrios Guatemala after a joint DEA, CIA and Guatemala
Military (G-2) operation. Several Mexicans and Colombians
were murdered and raped. This was supported by the CIA.
DEA File TG-86-0005.
1986, DEA El Salvador, initiated a file on Walter L.
Grasheim (TG-87-0003). He is mentioned in several
DEA, FBI and U.S Customs files. This DEA
file is at The National Archives in The Iran-Contra file
in Washington D.C (bulky # 2316). Also see attached
Top Secret/Declassified Record of Interview on Mr. Grasheim,
by the Office of Independent Counsel, dated Jan. 03, 1991.
Sept. 01, 1986, at approximately 5:00pm, I received
a phone call in Guatemala from (C.I) Ramiro Guerra, Re:
Raid at Wally's house in El Salvador Wally's plane (N-246-J).
On September 01, 1986, Walter Grasheim (a civilian)
residence in El Salvador was searched by the DEA Task
Force. Found at the residence was an arsenal of US
military munitions, (allegedly for a Contra military
shipment). Found were cases of C-4 explosives, grenades,
ammunition, sniper rifles, M-16's, helicopter helmets
and knives. Also found were files of payment to Salvadoran
Military Officials (trips to New York City). Found at
his residence were radios and license plates belonging
to the US Embassy. We also found an M16 weapon belonging
to the US Mil-Group Commander, Col. Steel. Prior to the
search, I went to every department of the U.S. Embassy
and asked if this individual worked in any way shape or
form with the embassy. Every head of the departments denied
that he worked for them. A pound of marijuana and marijuana
plants growing in the back yard, were also found.
Sept. 02, 1986, I departed Guatemala on Taca Airlines
@ 7:30a.m to El Salvador.
Sept. 26, 1986, Meeting with Col. Steel Re: Mr.
Grasheim (Col. Steel admitted that he had given an M-16
to Grasheim) and CIA George W. Also talked to Don Richardson
(CIA) re: Ramiro Guerra. Talked to Col. Adame Re: CIA
October 03, 1986, Spoke to DEA Panama re: Mr. Grasheim.
Was advised to be careful.
October 15, 1986, Asst. Atty. Gen. Mark Richard
testified before the Kerry Committee, that he had attended
a meeting with 20 to 25 officials and that the DEA did
not want to provide any of the information the committee
had requested on the Contra involvement in drug trafficking.
October 21, 1986, I send a Telex/cable to Washington
D.C on the Contras.
October 22, 1986 talked to El Salvador Re: Grasheim.
October 23, 1986, HK-1960P Honduras. 1,000 kilos
of cocaine. DEA- 6 was written on this case.
October 29, 1986 Talked to DEA HQS (John Martch)
re Contras & Grasheim.
October 30, 1986, Talked to Salvadoran Gen. Blandon
re: to Mr. Grasheim.
Nov. 07, 1986, Talked to John Martch 202-786-4356
and Azzam-633-1049; Home: 301-262-1007. (Contras).
Nov. 13, 1986, I Met with Ambassador Corr @2:00pm
re: Mr. Grasheim. (He stated, "let the chips fall
where they may." Met w/ Lt. Col. Adame.
November 14, 1986, Met with Salvadoran Col. Villa
Marona re: Mr. Grasheim. He advised that the U.S Embassy
had approved for Grasheim to work at Ilopango.
On January 20, 1987, Joel Brinkley (special to
the New York Times) reported. "Contra Arms Crew
said To Smuggle Drugs" The 3rd secret
had surfaced. Brinkley wrote: "Fed. Drug investigators
uncovered evidence last fall that the American flight
crews which covertly carried arms to the Nicaraguan rebels
were smuggling cocaine and other drugs on their return
trips back to the US. Administration Officials said today
that when the crew members, based in El Salvador, learned
that DEA agents were investigating their activities, one
of them warned that they had White House protection. The
Times then quoted an anonymous US official who said the
crew member's warnings which came after DEA searched his
San Salvador house for drugs, caused 'quite a stir'
Feb. 09, 1987, I had meeting with Lt. Col. Adame
and Elmore re: major argument with DEA HQS I.A. Lourdez
Border. They had just arrived in Guatemala for a two-day
fact finding tour of El Salvador.
Feb.10, 1987, I met with U.S. Ambassador Corr (Salvador)
re DEA HQS Intel. Analyst Lourdez Border and Doug (last
name unknown) - both were rookies. In two days in El Salvador,
they determined that there was no contra involvement in
February 27. 1987, I spoke to Mike Alston, DEA
Miami, RE: Contra pilots John Hall; Bruce Jones' airstrip
in Costa Rica, Colombian Luis Rodriguez; Mr. Shrimp-Ocean
Hunter Costa Rica > to Miami. Contra Operation from
Central American to U.S.
March 03, 1987, met with Janis Elmore (CIA) from
9:00pm till 12:00
March 30, 1987, I invited U.S. Customs Agent Richard
Rivera to El Salvador in an attempt to trace ammunitions
and weapons found in Mr.Grasheim's residence. It's alleged
that The Pentagon put a stop on his trace. (They were
never able to trace the items).
April 01, 1987, Bob Stia, Walter (pilot) Morales
and myself flew to El Salvador. Met with two CIA agents
who advised us that we could no longer utilize Murga because
he was now working with them).
April 07,08,09, 1987, I met with John Martch in
Guatemala Re: Contras and OPR.
Sept. 27, 1987, Central American CIA agent, Randy
Capister, the Guatemala military (G-2) and myself, seized
over 2,404 kilos of cocaine from a Guatemalan Congressman,
Carlos Ramiro Garcia de Paz and the Medellin cartel (biggest
cocaine seizure in Central America and top five ever).
However, several individuals were murdered and raped on
said operation. CIA agent and myself saw the individuals
being interrogated. The Congressman was never arrested
October 22, 1987, I received a call from DEA HQS
Everett Johnson, not to close Contra files because some
committee was requesting file. If you have an open file,
you do not have access to the files under Freedom of Information
Aug. 30, 1988, Received intelligence from (Guido
Del Prado) at the U.S. Embassy, El Salvador re: Carlos
Armando Llemus-Herrera (Contra pilot).
Oct. 27, 1988, Received letter from "Bill,"
Regional Security Officer at the Embassy in El Salvador
re: Corruption on US ambassador Corr and del Prado.
Dec. 03, 1988, DEA seized 356 kilos of cocaine
in Tiquisate, Guatemala (DEA # TG-89-0002; Hector
Sanchez). Several Colombians were murdered on said operation
and condoned by the DEA and CIA. I have pictures of individuals
that were murdered in said case. The target was on Gregorio
Valdez (CIA asset) of The Guatemala Piper Co. At that
time, all air operations for the CIA and DEA flew out
Aug. 24, 1989, Because of my information, the U.S.
Embassy canceled Guatemalan Military, Lt. Col. Hugo Francisco
Moran-Carranza, (Head of Interpol and Corruption) U.S.
visa. He was documented as a drug trafficker and as a
corrupt Guatemalan Official. He was on his way to a U.S.
War College for one year, invited by the CIA.
Feb. 21, 1990, I send a telex-cable to DEA HQS
Re: Moran's plan to assassinate me.
Between Aug. 1989 and March 06, 1990, Col. Moran had initiated
the plan to assassinate me in El Salvador and blame it
on the guerrillas. On March 06, 1990, I traveled to Houston
to deliver an undercover audio tape on my assassination.
The Houston DEA S.A Mark Murtha (DEA File M3-90-0053)
had an informant into Lt. Col. Moran.
Feb. 24, 1990, I moved my family back home because
DEA could not make a decision.
March 15, 1990, After 6 months knowing about the
assassination plan, DEA transferred me out to San Diego,
California for 6months.
April 05, 1990, an illegal search was conducted
at my residence in Guatemala by Guatemala DEA agents Tuffy
Von Briensen, Larry Hollifield and Guatemalan Foreign
Service National, Marco Gonzales in Guatemala (No search
warrant). DEA HQS agreed that it had been an illegal search
requested by OPR S/I Tony Recevuto. (OPR file PR-TG-90-0068)
On Sept. 16, 1991, a questionnaire was faxed to me in
regards to the illegal search. (see attached)
April 11, 1991, in an undercover capacity, Carlos
Cabezas's wife sold me 5 kilos of cocaine in San Francisco.
(DEA # R3-91-0036; Milagro Rodriguez)
On April 16, 1991, I met with Carlos Cabezas at
the DEA Office in San Francisco. He stated to me that
Zavala and himself were informants for the FBI in San
Francisco at the time his wife delivered the cocaine.
Alvaro Carbajal had supplied the 5 kilos of cocaine. (There
is an undercover audio tape available as evidence) Mr.
Cabezas gave me his undercover business card. It was identified
as "The California Company" at 3519-Mission
St., San Francisco, CA 94110 REAL ESTATE & INVESTMENTS
Carlos A. Cabezas, Sales Associate Pager: 371-7108 Fax:
(415) 647-0918; Res: (415 991-3104; Bus: (415) 647-8014.
May 10, 1990, DEA HQS OPR S/I Tony Recevuto returned
to Guatemala and requested the U.S. Ambassador, to please
grant Lt. Col. Hugo Moran-Carranza a US Visa, so that
he could testify before the BCCI investigation in Miami.
The ambassador could not understand why anyone, for any
reason would request a US Visa for an individual who had
planned the assassination of a US drug agent.
May 27, 1990, I was ordered to return back to Guatemala
to pack my household goods. The threat was still very
real for me. On June 01, 1990, I departed Guatemala for
the last time. On June 05, 1990, another American was
killed by the Guatemalan Military. Before the Kerry
The CIA acknowledged drugs in a statement by Central American
Task Force Chief Alan Fiers who testified: "with
respect to (drug trafficking) by the Resistance Forces...It
is not a couple of people. It is a lot of people."
The DEA has always stated that my reports were unfounded,
but they later recanted. DEA Assistant Administrator,
David Westrate stated of the Nicaraguan War: "It
is true that people on both sides of the equation (in
the Nicaraguan War) were drug traffickers, and a couple
of them were pretty significant."
In a Sept. 20-26, 1989, series of debriefings and
in subsequent debriefing on Feb. 13, 1990, by DEA
agents in Los Angeles, Lawrence Victor Harrison,
an American-born electronics specialist who had worked
in Mexico and had been involved with the leading figures
in the Mexican drug cartel, was interviewed. He testified
that he had been present when two of the partners of Matta-Ballesteros
and Rafael Caro-Quintero, met with American pilots working
out of Ilopango air base in El Salvador, providing arms
to the Contras. The purpose of the meeting was to work
out drug deals.
Several days earlier, on Feb. 09, 1990, Harrison
had told DEA interrogators that Nicaraguan Contras
were being trained at a ranch in Vera Cruz, owned by Rafael
Caro Quintero. It was at Quintero's Guadalajara ranch
that DEA Agent Kiki Camarena, and his pilot were interrogated,
tortured and buried alive.
January 23, 1991, letter to Mr. William M. Baker,
Asst. Director of Criminal Investigative Division, FBI;
from Lawrence E. Walsh and Mike Foster, requesting several
FBI files on Walter L. Grasheim. (see attached)
January 30, 1991, letter to DEA Ronald Caffrey,
Deputy Asst. Administrator for Operations at DEA from
Craig A. Guillen, Associate Counsel of the Office
of Independent Counsel; requesting Walter L. Grasheim
reports. (see attached)
In 1991, a DEA General File was opened on an Oliver
North in Washington D.C. (GFGD-91-9139) "smuggling
weapons into the Philippines with known drug traffickers."
In 1991, before I departed the DEA, I met with
FBI agent Mike Foster, investigator for The Office of
Independent Counsel on Iran-Contra, where I gave him detailed
information of the Contras' involvement in drugs.
October, 1994, The Washington Post reported that former
Government Officials, including the DEA, CIA, State Department,
US Customs and White House officials were quoted as saying
that Lt. Col. Oliver North did not advise them of his
knowledge that the Contras were involved in drug trafficking.
In 1997, I joined DEA SA Richard Horn in a federal
class action suit against the CIA. The suit is against
the CIA and other federal agencies for spying on several
DEA agents and other unnamed DEA employees and their families.
United States District Court for The District of Columbia;
Richard Horn vs. Warren Christopher, Civil Action No.
1:96CV02120 (HHG) January 30, 1994.
This is a list of DEA case file and names of individuals
that may help support my allegations.
GFTG-86-9145, GFTG-87-9145 El Salvador
GFTG-87-9999, Air Intelligence
Walter L. Grasheim (Salvador case)
STG-86-0006 and STG-81-0013
(CIA 1986 through 1989). I reported to her when in El
( CIA & Political Officer in El Salvador 1986,87).
I reported to him in El Salvador.
(CIA El Salvador 1986, 87)
Steel ( Mil-Group Commander El Salvador).
U.S. Lt. Col.
Alberto Adame (Under Steel)
(the only Salvadoran which was cleared for "Top Secret")
worked in the
Milgroup in El Salvador.
(CIA at Ilopango hanger 4 & 5)
(CIA Chief of Station in El Salvador).
Witter in El Salvador. He asked for US visa on drug trafficker
Carlos Alberto Amador.
CIA Randy Capister
(covert operation in Central America 1985 t090). Involved
in several atrocities.
Brand (retired Cuban-American) Guatemala
(De Luoie) El Salvador
RSO Bill Rouche El Salvador
Official Del Prado (El Salvador)
DEA John Martsh
DEA Jack O'Conner
DEA HQS Agents
AZZAM & Frank Torello (retired) involved in Contra
ops in Europe
General Bustillo (retired in Florida)
US Custom Richard
Rivera and Philip Newton
DEA Sandy Gonzales
US Embassy-Consul General April 30, 1986. Re: Matta-Ballesteros
Some people have asked, "Why I am doing this? I reply,
"That a long time ago I took an oath to protect The
Constitution of the United States and its citizens".
In reality, it has cost me so much to become a complete
human being, that I've lost my family. In 1995, I made
a pilgrimage to the Vietnam Wall, where I renounced my
Bronze Star in protest of the atrocities my government
had committed in Central America. I have now become a
veteran of my third, and perhaps most dangerous war ---
a war against the criminals within my own Government.
Heads have to roll for those who are responsible and still
employed by the government. They will be the first targets
in an effective drug strategy. If not, we will continue
to have groups of individuals who will be beyond any investigation,
who will manipulate the press, judges and members of our
and still be known in our government as those who are
above the law.
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