In 1998, Congressman John Conyers entered something shocking into the official Congressional records: the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking. This was titled « A Tangled Web: A History of CIA Complicity in Drug International Trafficking » and it lists the major covert and illegal activities from 1947 till 1996.
Here is the official link: https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/1998/5/7/house-section/article/h2944-1. This was a part of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999.
And the content is as follows:
WORLD WAR II
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), the CIA’s parent and sister organizations, cultivate relations with the leaders of the Italian Mafia, recruiting heavily from the New York and Chicago underworlds, whose members, including Charles “Lucky » Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Joe Adonis, and Frank Costello, help the agencies keep in touch with Sicilian Mafia leaders exiled…
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