Manuel Noriega Dead At Age 83
If Ricky Rozay never cashed in the “hundred favors” that “the real Noriega” owed him, then unfortunately, that debt will forever go unpaid.
According to CNN, the Panamanian dictator and drug lord has died after he began hemorrhaging while having surgery to remove a tumor in his brain.
Noriega took power in Panama in 1983 after his former boss General Omar Torrijos was killed in a plane crash. By December of 1989 the U.S. had invaded Panama to arrest Noriega in what was essential a RICO case for racketeering, money laundering and drug trafficking with ties to Pablo Escobar’s infamous Medellin cartel. His surrender in January 1990 lead to the DEA’s “trial of the century” where Noriega was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in the bing.
On balance, it was revealed that Noriega was also a paid CIA snitch and was likely indicted once he decided he did not want to be puppet anymore.
“You are a good person so long as you say yes. However, once you say no, then you become an evil guy,” Noriega recollected in a 1992 interview with CNN.
Ultimately Noriega apologized in 2015 for being a scumbag. Day late and a couple grams short at that point.
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