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Robert Owen's deposition from Iran-Contra Committee [Welcome toMercury Center] A. I just assume that he did. I think at one time he did say that he talked to his friend at DEA. Drugs was a concern because of what we talked about earlier with Hull, because of the poor reflection it would have on the resistance. My notes or my memos to him talked about narcotics and he was concerned about it, again because of the image problem and because it did damage. Q. In your contracts with John Hull and with contra leaders, including Calero, what was their attitude about these stories about drug trafficking? A. When I talked to Calero about it, he was concerned. He thought it was bad for the image, bad for the program. Hull was constantly being targetted, certainly in the Honey and Avirgan suit that he was involved in narcotics trafficking. and Renee Corvo and others were involved. As I stated earlier in the four years that I have known John Hull, I would find it hard to believe that he was or is involved in narcotics. Q. Did you meet with Eden Pastora? A. On four or five occasions. Q. Did you know Carol Prado? A. Yes. In one of my memos, I said I was concerned that he was involved in drug trafficking out of Panama. Q. Marcos Aguado? A. He was Pastora's pilot. There was concern about Q. After [INFORMATION BLACKED OUT] April 1984, what happened to Pastora's planes and equipment? A. A couple of the ended up going eventually to the FDN. He had one or two -- I think there was one that crashed on the Pacific Coast, another was flown into a mountain taking off [INFORMATION BLACKED OUT] with one of his former pilots. Q. Do you know of any support that Pastera and his group was receiving free the United States Government via CIA or North or Hull [INFORMATION BLACKED OUT]. A. No. There was a.conscientious decision not to support Eden Pastera. Q. Have you heard of Gerardo Duran? A. I think he may have been involved in narcotics trafficking, but I don't know where that comes from. I may be slandering the man. Q. What about [INFORMATION BLACKED OUT]. A. I have heard the name. And I right now can't remember in what context. Q. He is a Cuban-American from Miami -- does that refresh your recollection? A. I don't know whether it was [INFORMATION BLACKED OUT] -- there is another name, and I don't know whether it is the same that was involved in the Cuban movement against Castro and . . . | Mercury Center Home | Index | Feedback | NewsLibrary | 1996 Mercury Center. The information you receive on-line from Mercury Center is protected by the copyright laws of the United States. The copyright laws prohibit any copying, redistributing, retransmitting, or repurposing of any copyright-protected material.


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