Welcome to the official website of retired DEA Agent Celerino "Cele" Castillo III.
Cele Castillo served for 12 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration where he built cases against
organized drug rings in Manhattan, raided jungle cocaine labs in the amazon, conducted aerial eradication
operations in Guatemala, and assembled and trained anti-narcotics units in several countries.
The eerie climax of agent Castillo's career with the DEA took place in El Salvador. One day, he received a
cable from a fellow agent. He was told to investigate possible drug smuggling by Nicaraguan Contras operating
from the Ilopango Air Force Base.
Castillo quickly discovered that the Contra pilots were, indeed,
smuggling narcotics back into the United States - using the same pilots, planes and hangers that the Central
Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, under the direction of Lt. Col. Oliver North, used to
maintain their covert supply operation to the Contras.