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Oscar Danilo Blandón Reyes headed Nicaragua's agricultural imports under Anastasio Somoza. He has a master's degree in marketing. When the Somoza government was overthrown in 1979, Blandón fled to the United States, and then raised money for the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), a Contra group. According to many sources, including reporter Gary Webb, Blandón sold drugs and weapons (via Ronald Lister) to the Crips in Los Angeles. Blandón claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency protected him, allowing him to operate without fear of reprisal.
Blandón was arrested on drug charges in 1986 by the FBI. In May 1992, Blandón was convicted in US District Court (San Diego) on the federal charge of "conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute." He was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, but was released due to time served. Blandón was a major drug trafficker, famously supplying Ricky Ross with millions of dollars worth of cocaine on a daily basis.
Following his imprisonment, Blandón was hired by the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Kill the Messenger Movie Review
2014-10-19
Things begin to fall into place as Webb meets an attorney whose client Ricky Ross (Michael K. Williams, "The Wire") had been a key player in bringing crack cocaine to South Central Los Angeles in the 1980s, through his connection to one Danilo Blandon ...
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