In August 1996, the San Jose Mercury News featured a series of articles about White House sanctioned Crack cocaine traffic, with profits routed to the Contra rebels in Nicaraqua. Allegedly, this was masterminded by ex-Pacifica resident Norwin Meneses.
The man the Nicaraguans call the King of Drugs -- Norwin Meneses -- is a millionaire businessman, an ex-Freedom Fighter and, according to one federal source, a long-time CIA operative. Mercury News photo by Gary Webb 9K JPEG
1323 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica, Calif. DEA operative Danilo Blandon testified that when he was running drugs for the Nicaraguan Contras, he picked up kilos of cocaine at Norwin Meneses' home on Oddstad Blvd. in Pacifica. Mercury News photo by Jason M. Grow 11K JPEG