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Did Feds Allow a Mexican Drug Cartel to Sell Cocaine in the U.S.?

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Did Feds Allow a Mexican Drug Cartel to Sell Cocaine in the U.S.?Ben on August 19, 2011

Diana Washington Valdez,
El Paso Times


U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine 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. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and the son of Ismael “Mayo” Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.

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Did Feds Allow a Mexican Drug Cartel to Sell Cocaine in the U.S.?Ben on August 19, 2011

Diana Washington Valdez,
El Paso Times


U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine 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. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and the son of Ismael “Mayo” Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.

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You bet this admin did. Gun running and drug trafficking run hand in hand.
 

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Did Feds Allow a Mexican Drug Cartel to Sell Cocaine in the U.S.?Ben on August 19, 2011

Diana Washington Valdez,
El Paso Times


U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine 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. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and the son of Ismael “Mayo” Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.

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They are already in the business of exporting guns. Why not import cocaine?

Sort of an import/export bank with federal backing. Like Fannie and Freddie in the housing market.
 

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Why should things like this be a suprise it has been done before, admitted to being done by the president, and everyone was pardoned.
So why not do it again?
 

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Cocaine prices likely to go up...
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Colombia's Coca Cultivation Falls
August 09, 2013 — Coca cultivation in Colombia, the world's biggest cocaine producer, fell by a quarter in 2012 as the state cracked down on the crop and farmers diversified away from it, data showed on Thursday.
The area under coca cultivation shrank to 48,000 hectares at year's end from 64,000 a year earlier although farmers may have planted as much as 135,000 hectares during the year in a cat-and-mouse game with police, according to an annual survey. Authorities eradicated by hand nearly 30,500 hectares of coca bushes and sprayed over three times more from the air, similar to 2011 levels, the report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Bogota government showed.

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A farmer shows coca leaves collected in her garden,

It estimated the farm-gate value of coca leaf and derivatives such as coca paste and cocaine base at $370 million in 2012 - down from $422 million the year before - worth 0.2 percent of national economic output. While prices were mostly stable for cocaine base and paste, the coca leaf yield per hectare fell and the number of households linked to coca growing fell 3 percent to 60,600. “With the average gross income of a farmer selling coca leaf estimated at $1,220 per year, coca production does not fetch the same lucrative rewards as in the past,” the report said.

It put 2012 production of pure cocaine at around 309 tons, in line with the 2011 figure, while cocaine seizures rose by a fifth to around 188 tons. Bo Mathiasen, UNODC representative in Colombia, said government efforts to eradicate the illicit coca crop were having a visible impact but that farmers often simply replant bushes in new or previously cleared fields. Peru, Colombia and Bolivia are the world's biggest coca producers. Official data earlier this week showed Bolivia's cultivation fell for the second consecutive year in 2012.

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Law enforcement seems to do shit like this all the time.

Look at the BULGER case in Boston as a perfect example.
 

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