WASHINGTON — A Drug Enforcement Administration report indicates terrorist sleeper cells in the United States are working with Mexican drug cartels to fund terror operations, according to a published report.
The sleeper cells and drug traffickers are transporting narcotics and other contraband across American borders, according to a report published by the Washington Times.
Rep. Ed Royce, ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs terrorism and nonproliferation subcommittee, said the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) document — first reported yesterday by The Washington Times — highlights how vulnerable the nation is when fighting the war on terrorism.
"I'll be asking the terrorism subcommittee to hold a hearing on the DEA report's disturbing findings," said Mr. Royce of California. "A flood of name changes from Arabic to Hispanic and the reported linking of drug cartels on the Texas border with Middle East terrorism needs to be thoroughly investigated."
"I have been ringing the bell about this serious threat of Islamic individuals changing their surnames to Hispanic surnames for three to four years," Mr. Culberson said. "Unfortunately, Homeland Security's highest priority is to hide the truth from Congress and the public. I just hope we're not closing the barn door after terrorists have already made their way in."
The task force investigator estimates he made at least 65 to 70 drug buys during the investigation, generally paying $60 to $65 per pill for OxyContin.
He said a bottle of 100 80 mg OxyContin, which he identified as one of the popular prescription drugs on the black market, can be purchased legally from a pharmacy for about $986 cash, or less if the purchaser has insurance. The dealer can turn around and resell the pills individually and make $6,000 on the street, he said. He said it's not unusual for a dealer to move 900 pills in two hours.
Originally posted by Xfile
Im with Lori..
Originally posted by St Udio
the mexican, south american drug cartels
could not be working in a cooperative sense with militant Islamics,
their 'goals' are in conflict.
the Islamics want to fund the destruction of the cash-cow up north who buys the drugs,
the existing Latin drug cartels want to grow and increase both the supply and the demand- - two contradictory programs, that will clash sooner than later.
i don't buy the story at face value
Originally posted by svenglezz
We should keep in mind that Afghan is producing RECORD amounts of drugs at this time.
This is a BIG tool in the war and NO criminal gang could refuse good afghan drugs for free or at a discount price, regardles of the "clash" of interest.........like they have morals' lol
Originally posted by gottago
I've read so much about CIA involvement with drugs that seems a kind of natural fit, if you also know that Osama bin Laden got his start as a terrorist thanks to the CIA in Afghanistan. Looks like the Mexicans are just the middlemen, or the patsies, for another round of "terror."
And yes, since the US invasion, Afghan opium crops have never been better.
Call me cynical, but...