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DEA Agents Helped Colombian Drug Trafficker Launder Money

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Undercover agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, working with their Mexican counterparts, helped transfer millions of dollars in drug cash and even escorted a shipment of coc aine via Dallas to Spain. The covert activities were undertaken as part of an operation to infiltrate and prosecute a major Colombian-Mexican narco-trafficking organization moving coc aine from Colombia to Mexico and the United States.

The undercover operation, detailed in Mexican government documents obtained by the New York Times, first came to light via a Monday dispatch by Times reporter Ginger Thompson. The documents "describe American counternarcotics agents, Mexican law enforcement officials and a Colombian informant working undercover together over several months in 2007," Thompson reported. "Together, they conducted numerous wire transfers of tens of thousands of dollars at a time, smuggled millions of dollars in bulk cash—and escorted at least one large shipment of coc aine from Ecuador to Dallas to Madrid." The documents "show that in 2007 the authorities infiltrated" the operations of an accused major Colombian coc aine trafficker, named Harold Mauricio Poveda-Ortega, Thompson wrote. Poveda-Ortega, also known as the Rabbit, "was considered the principal coc aine supplier to the Mexican drug cartel leader Arturo Beltran Leyva."


More corruption from our lovely government. More proof they're involved in things they shouldn't be involved in. Another example of our false war on drugs, and how it's mainly a dog and pony show. We have people locked up all over this country for minor drug infractions, yet our government is working hand in hand with Colombian drug traffickers.

Bet there's a lot of this which we don't know about.

news.yahoo.com... aine-212342503.html




posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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Big deal!
I am sure that you take pride in your line of work so you do good work.
The Columbians were simply looking for the best in that arena.
Please do not think any less of the Columbians for who they do business with.

/end LOLs.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 05:05 AM
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Just read this on Yahoo and had to check here, of course someone beat me to it lol. It's just crazy what they are willing to do for "the cause". What really got me was this paragraph (emphasis mine):

The Drug Enforcement Agency defended the undercover operation in a written statement given to Thompson. "Transnational organized groups can be defeated only by transnational law enforcement cooperation," the agency wrote. "Such cooperation requires that law enforcement agencies — often from multiple countries — coordinate their activities, while at the same time always acting within their respective laws and authorities."


So trafficking drugs, not only into the US but also from the US to Spain, is within US law? Pretty sure that's a load of crap.



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by MysticPearl

More corruption from our lovely government. More proof they're involved in things they shouldn't be involved in. Another example of our false war on drugs, and how it's mainly a dog and pony show. We have people locked up all over this country for minor drug infractions, yet our government is working hand in hand with Colombian drug traffickers.

Bet there's a lot of this which we don't know about.

news.yahoo.com... aine-212342503.html



The War on Drugs is not about stopping drug trafficking, it's all about controlling drug traffic.

The global economy is so inter-woven in illicit drug trafficking that for any country to try to do "the right thing" at this point would be a breach of global security.



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