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Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras & the Drug War
The truth about the remaining dark secret of the Iran-Contra scandal- the United States government's collaboration with drug smugglers. Powderburns is the story of Celerino Castillo III who spent 12 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration. During that time, he built cases against organized drug rings in Manhattan, raided jungle cocaine labs in the Amazon, conducted ae ...more
Published January 1st 2010 by Mosaic Press (NY)
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Powderburns is Cellie Castillo recapping his career as a soldier, police officer and DEA agent. This culminates in him figuring out that the CIA was helping the Contras smuggle Cocaine into America. He would present the evidence and of course he would be given the runaround, ignored and finally after a while his career was ruined, as well as his life was in serious danger. Castillo put his life on the line as a soldier in Vietnam and as a cop and DEA agent and this was the reward he was given. T ...more