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U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of coc aine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court. The allegations are part of the defense of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago. The court in Chicago held a status hearing today and ordered the U.S. government to respond to Zambada-Niebla's motion containing the allegations by Sept. 11. The case could prove to be a bombshell on par with the ATF's "Operation Fast and Furious," except that instead of U.S. guns being allowed to walk across the border, the Sinaloa cartel was allowed to bring drugs into the United States over a five-year period, the documents allege. Zambada-Niebla, who worked for Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman Loera, is the son of Ismael "Mayo" Zambada-Garcia, another drug lord associated with the Sinaloa cartel.
Under that agreement, the Sinaloa Cartel, through Loya, was to provide information accumulated by Mayo, Chapo, and others, against rival Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations to the United States government. In return, the United States government agreed to dismiss the prosecution of the pending case against Loya, not to interfere with his drug trafficking activities and those of the Sinaloa Cartel, to not actively prosecute him, Chapo, Mayo, and the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, and to not apprehend them.
And yet another DEA agent points out that “there is such an animal called an Attorney General-exempt operation,
Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations.
ASAC Salvemini explained how the Attorney General’s exemption worked in this case: Basically, it was permission from the Attorney General of the United States to do a number of things which would normally be considered criminal activities. Laundering the money is a criminal activity. Not filing the IRS forms when you make a transaction of $10,000.00 or more is a criminal activity. There's a Congressional prohibition against budget augmentation. In other words, I was in essence augmenting the established Congressional budget for the Agency by doing what I was doing.
"No one is above the law,"
Originally posted by OrganicAnagram33
reply to post by Erongaricuaro
You said it friend.
It's truly sad... I can sympathize with some of the reasons ATS tries to avoid certain discussions about drugs, but it goes way too far.
I posted this topic under 'General Conspiracies' and it got moved within 10 minutes. Of course, when it's here, it doesn't show up under new topics and nobody knows it exists. Now nobody will come across this information unless they see it elsewhere, or look through this forum.