Castro aide's grandson faces drug charges in Miami
A Miami man who is the grandson of Jesús Montané Oropesa -- a leader of
the Cuban revolution and confidante of Fidel Castro -- was charged this
week with supplying cocaine from Miami to a New York-based smuggling ring.
Police said Yotuhel Montané, 36, provided cocaine on several occasions
over the past few years to a gang led by Eric ``Fat Eddy'' Rodriguez in
Montané's grandfather fought alongside Castro against the Fulgencio
Batista regime and was later Cuba's minister of tourism and
communications. From 1988 until his death in 1999, Montané Oropesa was
Castro's personal assistant.
If convicted, Montané, who was arrested in Miami on July 16, could face
a life sentence.
-- WILFREDO CANCIO ISLA
Castro aide's grandson faces drug charges in Miami - Miami-Dade -
MiamiHerald.com (31 July 2009)
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