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No Evidence Contras Sell Drugs, DEA Says

March 06, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A Reagan Administration official testified Thursday that no evidence has been found of organized participation in drug trafficking by the Nicaraguan rebels.

David L. Westrate, assistant administrator for operations in the Drug Enforcement Administration, said unconfirmed reports of a contra -drug connection prompted the DEA to set up a small group to monitor the situation. "We do not find any evidence of organized involvement of the contras in drug trade," he told a House task force on international narcotics control.

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