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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials. As it launders drug money, the agency often allows cartels to continue their operations over months or even years before making seizures or arrests.
Originally posted by xuenchen
Afghanistan has been the greatest illicit opium producer in the entire world, ahead of Burma (Myanmar) and the "Golden Triangle" since 1992, excluding the year 2001. Afghanistan is the main producer of opium in the "Golden Crescent". Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001.
Originally posted by deadeyedick
It makes me wonder how long they have been up to this and how much manipulation and force has been used to keep this up.
Originally posted by Equinox99
I don't think it's right considering they are probably using tax-payer money to launder with. I strongly believe instead of wasting all this money to see where it goes, we should just bring back the bounty system.
Have $500,000 out on commanders of the cartel army.
Have 750,000 for the second in command
have a $1,000,000 bounty on cartel leaders.
After announcing that I would sit back and watch the war escalate from killing innocent civilians to cartel members killing each other to claim the bounty.
You would most likely get a lot of vets and ex-military guys going into Mexico to claim their prize.
Originally posted by wagnificent
If the question of this thread is "is it okay for law enforcement to break the law?" then my answer is no. The law applies to everyone, including law enforcement, so it's not okay for them to break the law in order to uphold the law. In fact as law enforcement they should be setting the example of what it means to adhere to the law. This is only difficult to grasp if your motivations as a law enforcement official are other than honorable. This is tantamount to claiming that the only reason you beat your wife is because you love her so much. Ridiculous.