This list of resources on drug trafficking in the United States is sufficiently extensive to raise the legitimate question:




            There was no extensive effort in compiling this list, which includes 24 books, 16 articles, 3 depositions, and 3 affidavits. I just kept adding sources as I came across them in my general activities. I did not mount a search. So there probably  is additional information that I did not come across that would add to the issue. Hopefully someone will feel the urge to do a more comprehensive effort to gather such materials.


            Because I had contact several times with Chip Tatum and believe him credible, I recommend that the article about him be the starting point for anyone’s effort to understand the situation. See :




            A careful look at these materials will likely cause one to believe that the government is the biggest drugdealer in America! Because we taxpayers spend about  $20 billion a year on the “WAR ON DRUGS” and have lost many rights because of the  “WAR”, this poses a rather ironic proposition – The government that is fighting the WAR ON DRUGS is the biggest drug dealer?


            An email version with live links to the sources can be obtained by emailing . 



governmental drugtrafficking


I.                   BOOKS


Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA

By Terry Reed, John Cummings



The Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed

By Russell S. Bowen



Drugging America: A Trojan Horse

By Rodney Stich



The Mafia, CIA and George Bush

By Pete Brewton



Bushwhacked: Inside stories of true conspiracy

By Uri Dowbenko



Dark Alliance:The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

By Gary Webb, Maxine Waters(Foreword)



Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press

By Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair



Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras & the Drug War

By Celerino Castillo, Dave Harmon



Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies and the CIA in Central America

By Peter Dale Scott



The Politics of Heroin: CIA complicity in the Global Drug Trade

By Alfred McCoy


The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider

By Al Martin



George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography

By Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin


  The Real Drug Lords: A brief history of CIA involvement in the Drug Trade

By William Blum



Deep Cover

By Michael Levine



The Big White Lie: The deep cover operation that exposed the CIA sabotage of the Drug War

By  Michael Levine and Laura Kavanau-Levine



The Chip Tatum Chronicles: Testimony of Government Drug Running

By Gene Dois “Chip” Tatum



The Cocaine Wars

By Paul Eddy with Hugo Sabogal and Sara Walden

Norton, 1988



Defrauding America

By Rodney Stich



Trance Formation of America

By Cathy O’Brien and Mark Phillips



Kwitny, Jonathan; The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA;

W.W. Norton(1987)




Thanks for the Memories

By Brice Taylor


Available from: Brice Taylor Trust, P.O.Box 332, Lynn, NC 28750



Drug War: Covert Money, Power & Policy

The Real History of the Drug War


By Dan Russell





US Customs: Badge of Dishonor

Darlene Fitzgerald-Catalan and Sandy G. Nunn



Profits of War: Inside the Secret US-Israeli Arms Network

By Ari Ben-Masche






Deposition of Richard J. Brennecke testifying about flying drugs and laundering money for the CIA



Deposition of William Duncan, former IRS investigator, about investigations into drugtrafficking being stopped by high government officials.



Cover letter from Department of Justice


Debriefing memo – page one


Debriefing memo – page two



Debriefing memo  - page three



Debriefing memo – page four 




Deposition of Russell Welch, Arkansas state police investigator, concerning his thwarted investigation into drug trafficking in Arkansas



Affidavit of Richard Taus, FBI, who came across CIA drugtrafficking activity.





Testimony of George Morales, drug trafficker working with the CIA





Affidavit of Sam Dalton that noted drugtrafficker Barry Seal’s wallet held the phone number to the office of George Bush, Vice President of the United States.







The Bush Machine and the Drug Cartel

Speech by Jeffrey Steinberg

Counterintelligence Editor

Executive Intelligence Review





The Pegasus File: A former CIA deep-cover agent turns whistleblower at great risk. His shocking allegations expose powerful names controlling the international drug trade in very high places.




The Bush-Cheney Drug Empire

By Michael C. Ruppert



Secrets of the Bush Crime Family

By Uri Dowbenko


CIA Drug Trafficking

By David Guyatt



Narco Dollars for Dummies

By Catherine Austin Fitts,

from Narco News:














“As clearly documented by Alfred McCoy, author of THE POLITICS OF HEROIN IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, our CIA organized the heroin trade in the Golden Triangle by militarily suppressing all traffickers in each area except its chosen agent and by providing product transport via AIR AMERICA, Gen. Richard Secord.”



by Brian Downing Quig





The C.I.A. And Heroin

A Nation Betrayed

The following is a transcript of the video, "A NATION BETRAYED". It documents alleged CIA involvement in covert drug running activities. It was originally transcribed by Jim Burnes and has been reposted primarily by John Dinardo.



"...What I'm talking about is something we found out in Burma - May 1987. We found it out from a man named Khun Sa. He is the recognized overlord of heroin in the world.

Last year he sent 900 tons of opiates and heroin into the free world. This year it will be 1200 tons.

On video tape he said to us something that was most astounding: that US government officials have been and are now his biggest customers, and have been for the last twenty years...."





The CIA: America's Premier International Terrorist Organization





The Kingpin Indictment of George Bush

A draft indictment with full evidence




The Crimes of Mena

By Sally Denton and Roger Morris




Corruption on the Border: An Investigative Newsletter Uncovering Corruption within the Customs Service

By John Carman



Asa and Me

By Mara Leveritt

Arkansas Times cover story May 25, 2001




Part 2: The Money Trail



Semper Fidelis


Brother of Colonel Sabow believes that he was “suicided” to cover up drug trafficking




The'Hi-Line' Murders

by Chip Tatum

November 1, 1997

Murders connected with drug trafficking in Montana



Letter of Charles Hayes to Montana Senate

February 14, 1997

Mr. Charles Hayes
PO Box 185
Nancy, Kentucky 42544-9326

Re: Information that the committee needs

Montana Senate Judiciary Committee
Montana Senate
State Capital
Helena, Montana 56601

Re: Senate Bill 255

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Committee:

This letter is made in support of the above legislation now pending before your Senate involving establishment of the office of Inspector General for the state of Montana.

I am a retired career operative of a US intelligence agency. Since my retirement I have assisted several notable investigations involving corruption of US officials.

I have focused much of my attention on corruption relating to narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

It has come to my attention that a well known Helena, Montana politician is implicated in the narcotics traffic. It may be that the Montana criminal justice system including FBI and other federal employees are involved. I am prepared to offer sworn testimony and documentation to your Senate Committee or other legislative forum upon proper process and in due time.



Charles Hayes

Posted here February 22, 1997
Web Page:




"[Louisiana] Senator [J. Bennett] Johnston firmly believed that when the airplanes took these guys down to South America, the planes should not come back empty. Instead they should come back with large quantities of cocaine for CIA drug operations to fuel the NWO effort. That's when I learned the extent of the ClA's involvement in the drug industry. I learned that the ClA's so-called "war on drugs" is no more than the CIA eliminating the competition."


                                                                  Cathy O’Brien



"I really take great exception to the fact that 1,000 kilos came in, funded by U.S. taxpayer money."

DEA official Anabelle Grimm, during a 1993 interview on a CBS-TV "60 Minutes" segment entitled "The CIA's Cocaine." The 1991 CIA drug-smuggling event Ms. Grimm described was later found to be much larger. A Florida grand jury and the Wall Street Journal reported it to involve as much as 22 tons.


"The Subcommittee found that the Contra drug links included:

·         Involvement in narcotics trafficking by individuals associated with the Contra movement.

·         Participation of narcotics traffickers in Contra supply operations through business relationships with Contra organizations.

·         Provision of assistance to the Contras by narcotics traffickers, including cash, weapons, planes, pilots, air supply services and other materials, on a voluntary basis by the traffickers.

·         Payments to drug traffickers by the U.S. State Department of funds authorized by the Congress for humanitarian assistance to the Contras, in some cases after the traffickers had been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies on drug charges, in others while traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies."

Senate Committee Report on Drugs,
Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy
chaired by Senator John F. Kerry


"The connections piled up quickly. Contra planes flew north to the U.S., loaded with cocaine, then returned laden with cash. All under the protective umbrella of the United States Government. My informants were perfectly placed: one worked with the Contra pilots at their base, while another moved easily among the Salvadoran military officials who protected the resupply operation. They fed me the names of Contra pilots. Again and again, those names showed up in the DEA database as documented drug traffickers.

"When I pursued the case, my superiors quietly and firmly advised me to move on to other investigations."

Former DEA Agent Celerino Castillo
Powder Burns, 1992


I ask Dennis [Dayle, former head of DEA's Centac], "If the following statement were made to American citizens would you agree with it? 'Enormously powerful criminal organizations are controlling many countries, and to a certain degree controlling the world, and controlling our lives. Your own [U.S.] government to some extent supports them, and is concealing this fact from you.'"

"I know that to be true. That is not conjecture. Experience, over the better part of my adult life, tells me that that is so. And there is a great deal of persuasive evidence. But I also believe that what you just said can be dealt with very effectively. You can contain drug trafficking by the immobilization of the few cartels who truly control it. There must be conscious decisions, based on fact rather than propaganda, at the grass-roots level of the global community, that the global drug-trafficking situation should not be tolerated." — The Underground Empire, p.1161.



>There is a whole listserv that is devoted to the CIA and drugs. It is called

>CIA-drugs listserv and is an yahoogroups list. The people who post on this

>list are phenomenal with their knowledge regarding the CIA and drugs around

>the world.




" As an aside, we believed we were doing the right thing, flying into Vietnam, transporting troops in and out.  We believed we were helping the poor Vietnamese rid themselves of the nasty Communists.  We didn't know then that the United States had no intention of winning the war, that it didn't even, from a tactical standpoint, try.  We crew did not know that the involvement was all about dope, all about the CIA running heroin into the USA in the gutted bodies of dead U.S.  servicemen.  We carried those bodies to Travis Air Force Base in northern California in the bellies of our airplanes.  We were unwitting "mules."


                                                        Retired Flight Attendant



By the end of the 1980's it was calculated that the illegal use of drugs in the United States now netted its controllers over $110 billion a year. — Modern Times, p.782.



"A former Internal Affairs agent for the U.S. Customs Service has come forward to shine a light on a sordid tale of alleged law-enforcement corruption, cover-ups, drug trafficking and suspected murder. "




For American military intelligence, the Vietnam War, to a very large extent, was a drug war, and, just as in Cuba, we were the dealers. Oil and other mineral wealth, of course, played a major role, as did the great defense contractor boondoggle. The Vietnam War was worth $240 billion to defense contractors in overt appropriations, and at least another $300 billion in covert and indirect appropriations. The artificial value of the opium from Laos, Burma and Thailand became, therefore, a major factor in the Indochinese military equation - the means by which our clients could pay for our arms. Drug Prohibition has made the illegal drug trade the economic basis of military power - that is, the legitimate business of military intelligence -  throughout much of the world.

Drug War: Covert Money, Power & Policy

The Real History of the Drug War



The record is clear.  George Herbert Walker Bush stands guilty of crimes against the American people and crimes against humanity.  During the 1980's he was the head of a vast criminal network that was responsible for unleashing death and destruction throughout the countries of South and Central America, flooding this country with illegal narcotics, turning our inner cities into virtual war zones, and destroying countless lives through the horrors of drug addiction.

The evidence we've presented also makes it clear that when our elected officials put their hands on the Bible and swear to uphold this country's Constitution, they have nothing but contempt for both - and the American people.

Justice delayed is justice denied.  And in the case of George Herbert Walker Bush, justice has been denied far too long.  The time has long since past when former President Bush should be tried for treason, put before a firing squad, and shot for this unforgivable betrayal of the public's trust.


Excerpt from interview of Al Giordana, publisher of Narco News, by  CartaCapital magazine in Brazil (October, 2002):

June 29, 2003


CC: Why do the United States governments, since Nixon and with the exception of Carter (to be fair), invest so much in prohibition? Is there some economic, hegemonic, or interventionist, interest that uses drugs as a smokescreen?

AG: During the 1960s, during the Nixon era, the priority was to control the urban black community, in open rebellion after the assassination of Martin Luther King. The Black Panthers and other radical organizations appeared in the cities of the United States. A war was declared as a pretext to put pressure on the cities. Nixon used the strategy, this is all documented, of drugs. It was evil but also brilliant. He closed the Mexican border to marijuana and his very same CIA brought the opium from Vietnam, inundating the streets of black neighborhoods in the United States with heroin. With this pretext, came the repression against a crime that the very same government created, and, with this, they succeeded, it’s clear, in controlling the social movements. Secondly, someone in Washington had another brilliant idea, although it was also evil: This could be not just a pretext to control the poor of the United States, but also could be used to control neighboring countries like Mexico and all of Latin America, a great excuse to invade.



Excerpt from Trance Formation of America:

“…Houston stepped out of the dressing room to greet Clinton. "Hi, Bud." Houston extended his hand. "I heard you made Governor."

"I hear you deliver a hell of a one liner, " Clinton replied, cryptically referring to cocaine and NOT Houston's so-called comedy routine. "I'm always aspiring to achieve new heights."

"Well, come on in," Houston invited. "I have enough (cocaine) to put us all into orbit." I walked into the dressing room with them as Houston was saying to Clinton, "I suppose there are no limits for you since you're across the (state) line."

"What line?" Clinton feigned suprise and ignorance. He looked at Hal Meadows as he continued, "You mean I've left that state of mine? In the state of mind I'm in, there are no boundaries anyway." He walked over to the table and snorted a line of cocaine. "I come here to get away from it all. This kind of business is pleasure."

"So where's that young wife of yours?" Houston asked, referring to Hillary.

"She's with friends." Clinton sniffed the coke further up his nose. "She's minding her own business. I'm just here to unwind, see the show, maybe do a little hunting (referring to A MOST DANGEROUS GAME). I've got a bird (helicopter) ready to fly me back when I'm through. Hey speaking of 'Byrd' (he gestured my way) I hear she's moved up to the big house (White House)." Referring to his friend and mentor Senator Byrd he asked, "So what's his position now?"

"The same." Houston answered. "Probably like this..." Houston pantomimed a lewd sodomy pose while everyone laughed. "He still runs the show."

Clinton kept his eyes fixed on Houston's "caboose" and said "Why don't you show her (referring to me) the way out and show me that again?" If I could have thought at the moment, I would have realized Bill Clinton was / is bisexual. My personal sexual experience with Clinton was limited, but I had witnessed him engaged in homosexual activity during an orgy at Swiss Villa.

...Clinton added to what Houston said, talking in local colloquialisms. "Bottom line is, we've got control of the (drug) industry, therefore, we've got control of them (suppliers and buyers). You control the guy underneath ya' and Uncle (Sam) has ya' covered. What have you got to lose? No risk. No one's gonna hang ya' out to dry. And whatever spills off the truck as it passes through (he laughed and snorted another line of coke) you get to clean up….”;article=41132


> Will New DNA evidence free Green Beret
> Killer?                                                        
> Globe
> July 15, 2003
> A handsome young husband murders his pregnant wife and blames the
> crime on a satanic cult. It sounds like the story of Scott
Peterson, who's
> awaiting trial for the slaving of his wife Laci and their unborn
son Conner.
> But 33 years ago, an eerily similar set of circumstances surrounded
> Jeffrey R. MacDonald, the former Green Beret and emergency- room dc
> convicted of staughtering his expectant wife and the: two young
> The sensational case captivated the nation's attention for years,
> the best seller Fatal Vision and a TV movie of the same name
> MacDonald, 59, is serving a triple life sentence at the Cumberland
> Correctional Institute in Maryland. But the case is far from closed-
> to new DNA evidence.
> MacDonald claims that four drug-crazed hippies invaded his Fort
Bragg, N.C.,
> home on the fateful morning of Feb. 17, 1970. While a blonde girl
wearing a
> floppy hat chanted, "Acid is groovy, kill the pigs," three men
> attacked him with a club, knives and an ice pick. He lost
consciousness and
> awakened to the nightmarish sight of his butchered fivemonths-
pregnant wife
> Colette, 26, and daughters Kimberly, 5, and Kristen, 2.
> MacDonald suffered stab wounds and a punctured lung, but military
> arrested him, convinced he'd killed his family and staged the crime
> He was originally cleared, but when the crime went unsolved for
> Colette's relatives pressed Raleigh, N.C., prosecutors for action.
They did,
> and MacDonald was tried and convicted of murder in 1979. He was
released in
> 1980 after an appeal, but two years later the Supreme Court
reinstated his
> conviction and sent him back to prison.
> "Jeff didn't get a fair trial," former FBI agent Ted Gunderson
tells GLOBE.
> "Evidence disappeared from the police locker, prosecutors didn't
> information with the defense as the law says they must and the judge
> prevented the jury from hearing important testimony." Gunderson,
now a
> private eye who has worked for MacDonald since 1980, complains that
the jury
> never heard the confession of Helena Stoeckley, a colonel's
daughter who
> admitted to being the woman in the floppy hat. "I've got a signed
> and filmed confession from her," Gunderson says. "Helena told me
that the
> killings were her initiation into a satanic cult led by her
boyfriend Greg
> Mitchell."
> Gunderson contends that the whole case against MacDonald was a
> conspiracy. He says Vietnam vet Mitchell had been smuggling heroin-
with the
> approval of Fort Bragg's top brass -by concealing it inside the
> cavities of dead soldiers sent home from southeast Asia.
> "Then Mitchell and his pals would distribute the drugs on the East
> Gunderson says. "It was a huge operation." He adds that things went
> when Mitchell and his cronies started sampling the product, fried
> brains and got into devil worshipping. And when they sought help
for their
> addiction at the base hospital, MacDonald turned them away and thus
became a
> target for their revenge.
> "Jeff was framed so the drug trade wouldn't be exposed," Gunderson
says. "It
> was the worst investigation and trial I've ever seen."

> Famed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht also questions whether
> committed the crime.
> "The original investigators botched the case and medical evidence
was slim
> to none," Wecht tells GLOBE. "Did Jeffrey MacDonald kill his
family? My gut
> instinct after meeting him andreviewing the material is no. But
it's also
> within the realm of possibility that he did.
> "Still, there's something in my heart that makes me want to believe
he could
> not kill his own two beloved children. That's something only a true
> psychopath could do."
> MacDonald continues to deny his guilt and may soon get a chance to
prove his
> innocence now that Barry Scheck - the DNA expert on O.J. Simpson's
> Team - has joined his defense.
> "DNA tests weren't available when Jeff was on trial, but Scheck has
> numerous items from the evidence locker to the Armed Forces
Institute for
> Pathology for testing," MacDonald's lead attorney Harvey
Silverglate tells
> GLOBE. "If the results don't match Jeff, he'll either get a new
trial or be
> sprung from prison entirely."
> But former prosecutor James Blackburn, who helped put MacDonald
behind bars,
> calls the conspiracy theory "ridiculous." "The satanic cult and drug
> smuggling ring were just smoke screens the defense threw out to
> attention from their client," he declares. "When I see Scott
> attorney float the satanic ' cult theory and play to the media,
it's all too
> familiar. It didn't work for Jeffrey MacDonald, and I don't expect
it will
> work for Scott Peterson." - DAWNA KAUFMANN