From The Video Vault: 1996 Senate Hearing On CIA Drug Trafficking
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In April 1986, Associated Press reported on an FBI probe into Contra cocaine trafficking. According to the report, “Twelve American, Nicaraguan and Cuban-American rebel backers interviewed by The Associated Press said they had been questioned over the past several months [about contra cocaine trafficking] by the FBI. The interviews, some covering several days, were conducted in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and California, the Contra backers said.” Several of the backers told AP of firsthand knowledge of cocaine trafficking.