A free-lance reporter's stolen memos to his editor at CBS News, along with notes of interviews with confidential sources, have been found among the files of the FBI, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

The documents, copies of which were apparently stolen during two break-ins in 1985 and 1986 at the reporter's home in Costa Rica, were contained in a package of FBI materials obtained by the Globe.The reporter, Tony Avirgan, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami alleging the existence of a secret team of current and retired U.S. military officials involved in gun- and drug-running operations to fund activities that include supplying the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.