Contra Aid Figures Said to Have FBI Ties

Associated Press

Two men accused of violating U.S. law by illegally aiding the Nicaraguan Contras regularly briefed the FBI and intelligence agencies about their activities, according to documents released in a criminal case.

The documents also indicate that Miami police informed the FBI in September, 1984, of the existence of the Contra-supporting group and that drug-trafficking money was being used to finance the Contra cause.

The FBI in turn was sending its reports to Oliver L. North at the National Security Council, documents say.

FBI spokesman Paul Miller in Miami said Thursday that he had not seen the documents but that the Miami police intelligence report which told of drug money going to Contra supporters had been investigated and found vague.


The reports were contained in a motion by a defense attorney for Jack Terrell, who was indicted with six others in June on charges of violating the U.S. Neutrality Act in 1984 and 1985.