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How the Colombia cocaine cartels
made the California connection

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Stolen cars
Peruvian cocaine
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Bahamas connection
Contras
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Nicaragua to California
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Early to mid-1980s: Contras

As part of the Contra supply operation, Salvadoran air force planes flew to Colombia, load up with cocaine and land at a U.S. Air Force base in Texas. Dealers then flew the money out of the U.S. aboard commerical jets to Costa Rica and Honduras.

Map by Staff Artist Pai Wei


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