August 23, 1987, in a rural community just south of Little Rock, police officers murdered two teenage boys because they witnessed a police-protected drug drop. The drop was part of a drug smuggling operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas. The Mena operation was set up in the early 1980's by the notorious drug smuggler, Barry Seal. Facing prison after a drug conviction in Florida, Seal flew to Washington, D.C., where he put together a deal that allowed him to avoid prison by becoming an informant for the government. As a government informant against drug smugglers, Seal testified he worked for the CIA and the DEA. In one federal court case, he testified that his income from March 1984 to August 1985, was between $700,000 and $800,000. This period was AFTER making his deal with the government. Seal testified that nearly $600,000 of this came from smuggling drugs while working for -- and with the permission of the DEA. In addition to his duties as an informant, Seal was used by CIA operatives to help finance the Nicaraguan Contras. The CIA connection to the Mena operation was undeniable when a cargo plane given to Seal by the CIA was shot down over Nicaragua with a load of weapons. In spite of the evidence, every investigator who has tried to expose the crimes of Mena has been professionally destroyed, and those involved in drug smuggling operations have received continued protection from state and federal authorities.
The demise of this cover-up will be the internet. This website
continually posts information shared by investigators who have
been involved from the beginning and from researchers and
investigators from all over the country who have traced pertinent
information. It is getting harder for the mainstream media to
ignore the obvious. There were CIA operatives who took advantage
of the protection their positions gave them, and they participated in
saturating our country with drugs. Kevin and Don were
victims of this atrocious crime, and it is up to us to expose
Like any good investigative reporting, the information presented on
this website is based on police reports, federal documents, court
records, newspaper articles, sworn depositions, eye witness
accounts, and other credible sources. However, this site is unique in
that it weaves together the web of lies, deceit, and
injustices perpetrated by federal, state, and local officials and
explains how the continuation of local public corruption is necessary to
preserve the secrets our federal government does not want
us to learn.
This story has as much national consequence as any story in
America. However, it does not have a conclusion, because no one
- NO ONE - to date, has ever been indicted for the crimes of Mena,
including for the murders of Kevin Ives and Don Henry. The cover-ups
continual and perpetual.