Skip to comments.FBI Sting Nets Military, Law Enforcement
Posted on 05/12/2005 10:07:36 AM PDT by Ramonan
FBI agents posing as cocaine traffickers in Arizona caught 16 current and former U.S. soldiers and law enforcement personnel who took payoffs to help move the drugs through checkpoints, Justice Department officials said Thursday.
Those charged include a former Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector, a former Army sergeant, a former federal prison guard, current and former members of the Arizona Air National Guard and the state corrections department, and a Nogales, Ariz., police officer, officials said.
All 16 have agreed to plead guilty to being part of a bribery and extortion conspiracy, the result of the nearly 4 1/2-year FBI sting, acting assistant attorney general John C. Richter and FBI agent Jana D. Monroe said.
The FBI set up the phony trafficking organization in December 2001, then lured military and police personnel with money to help distribute the cocaine or allow it to pass through checkpoints they were guarding, officials said.
Corruption is spreading northwards. This whole country is going to be a Mexican hell hole in 20 years.
If we only paid these brave public employees more money, these things wouldn't happen...
Yeah....and my husband wonders why I don't want to buy property in Arizona....
The war on drugs only profits the criminals. Give it up, you jerks! It's just a re run of prohibition. Like I really care who gets burned out on drugs and ruins their lives when we have terrorism to worry about. All we get with the war on drugs is MORE crime.
I hope that you do not believe that this only happens in Arizona.
NO...I don't....but go look at the Tucson crime rates compared to other cities....and tell me there isn't some correlation.....to immigration....
Please, the war on drugs is terrorism against our own citizenry.
They desire to instill fear of prosecution and incarceration in order to alter individual consumption. But, all they will succeed in doing is increasing the largest prison population in the world. The violent acts of war perpetrated upon our citizenry by the government are only for show. The DEAmen are wrecking selected lives in a misguided belief that their action will alter others actions through the negative reinforcement of fear.
"When the government fears the people there is liberty;
when the people fear the government there is tyranny."
It is these types, LEOs gone bad, that must be made an example. But, not likely.
"All 16 have agreed to plead guilty," plead so that their brothers in arms can let them off easy.
No wonder law enforcement can't stop illegal immigration --- its not their real business!
A Country that found it acceptable for the President of the United States to act as if the law did not apply to him should have no problem when the underlings use their official position for personal gain.
How many of the Minutemen were smoking weed?
Until we start treating this as it should be, treason, expect more and more of the same.
Not if we throw the book at those caught.
The war on drugs is only Prohibition II. And just as stupid. And with the same consequences.
I haven't touched drugs of any kind since 1977, but if some other ADULT wants to screw up his life, well...it's his life, not mine.
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