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  • Leaked docs: SOD squad feeds NSA intelligence to drug enforcement plods

    08/06/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 5th August 2013 | Iain Thomson,
    It gets worse: DEA demands that enforcers lie about source of evidence Leaked documents have revealed the existence of a Special Operations Division (SOD) within the Drug Enforcement Agency that receives and distributes tips gleaned by the NSA to arrange arrests, and then hides where that information came from."That's outrageous," Tampa attorney James Felman, a vice chairman of the criminal justice section of the American Bar Association, told Reuters. "It strikes me as indefensible." According to documents seen by Reuters, SOD was set up in 1994 to deal with drug cartels and organized trafficking of narcotics, and uses information provided...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • “Drug Lords” Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBI

    03/28/2012 8:41:04 PM PDT · by Rabin · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 March 2012 | Alex Newman
    Drug lords being targeted in the Fast and Furious gun-running operation were actually working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all along. ATF zeroed in on a gun trafficker, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta, (he) was detained in May of 2010, questioned, and released after promising to cooperate with investigators seeking to track down two supposed “cartel chiefs.” The two cartel chiefs, it turned out, were already on the FBI’s payroll.
  • Arizona is Under Attack, but Obama Surrenders (Video Report)

    06/16/2010 9:44:12 AM PDT · by OneVike · 20 replies · 583+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/16/10 | Chuck Wolk
    While Obama is playing the blame game over an oil spill, he is surrendering a part of America to Mexican Drug Lords. Instead of putting three Arizona counties off limits to American citizens, Obama should be sending in the National Guard to kick a*@ on the drug Lords. Unfortunately for Americans, the only enemy that Obama ever sees are American citizens and businesses. Wake up and smell the treason that permeates from the White House America. Obama is selling us out to the world and he won't stop until he has completely destroyed every aspect of our society. Remember what...
  • PHOTO'S OF A MEXICAN DRUG LORD'S HOME AFTER BEING RAIDED

    This pile of cash before it was counted was estimated to be approximately 18 Million Dollars! Scroll down on the link and look at all the pics
  • Interview of American Attacked by Mexican Pirates (Video News Report)

    05/29/2010 11:28:57 AM PDT · by FredJake · 2 replies · 606+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 5/29/10 | Chuck Wolk
    We have all read the reports about the Somali pirates taking merchant ships and oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden and now even Thai fishermen in the Indian Ocean to hold for ransom.  Well it would seem that such pirate activity is something that could only happen in lawless places like Somalia.  However, right here in America many citizens of this country are now under assault from pirates who are operating with virtual impunity as they steal cash and electronics from Americans just wanting to fish on Falcon Lake between the American and Mexican border.  All along America's...
  • Mexican Drug Dealers Are A Greater Threat To American National Security Than Muslim Terrorists

    04/29/2010 10:19:09 AM PDT · by pinochet · 11 replies · 445+ views
    29 April 2010 | Pinochet
    Have any of you been reading foreign news reports over the past two years, on what is going on in Mexico? The country is undergoing a process of collapse, because the Mexican government is unable (or unwilling) to enforce the nations laws. Mexico has become what Colombia was in the 1980s and 1990s - a nation ruled by drug lords. The world's largest drug cartels have moved from Colombia to Mexico. Other forms of crime have exploded, and American tourists have been robbed on the streets of Mexican cities. Kidnapping for ransom is one of the most lucrative businesses in...
  • Praising Arizona (In Border Battle)

    04/26/2010 5:02:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 1,113+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 26, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Immigration: Arizona moves to protect its citizens from a raging border war, and the administration and its activist supporters cry racism. Why is antelope protection more important than protecting American lives?
  • De-Fence, De-Fence

    03/17/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 473+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 17, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Illegal Immigration: The government puts the brakes on a problem-plagued "virtual" fence on our border with Mexico. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned kind? If ever there was a shovel-ready project, this is it. The much-ballyhooed "virtual" fence that was supposed to monitor and control illegal immigration doesn't work and is being scrapped as we evaluate alternatives and rely on existing technology. After years of delay and billions of dollars already spent, Secretary Napolitano on Tuesday halted work on SBInet. The system involves cameras, sensors and radars designed to let a small number of dispatchers watch the border on computer monitors...
  • Mexico announces capture of alleged drug lord (WARNING - Graphic photos)

    01/02/2010 8:06:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 2,841+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/10 | Alexandra Olson - ap
    MEXICO CITY – Mexican police have captured alleged drug lord Carlos Beltran Leyva, just two week after his even more powerful brother was killed in a shootout with troops — back-to-back victories in President Felipe Calderon's drug war. The Public Safety office said in a statement Saturday night that Carlos Beltran Leyva was arrested in Culiacan, the capital of the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa, where he and several of his brothers were born and allegedly started their gang. Two weeks ago, his brother Arturo, reputed chief of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, was killed in a shootout with Mexican marines...
  • Cocaine drug lords hit Australia

    12/13/2009 1:54:17 PM PST · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 656+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 14, 2009 | Charles Miranda
    A "GENERATIONAL shift" has pushed demand for cocaine to unprecedented levels, giving Australia the dubious honour of being the world's most lucrative market for the illicit drug. International drug cartels are specifically targeting Australia, where a kilo of the drug now fetches $190,000. An internal report by the Australian Federal Police has warned that international drug cartels are now specifically targeting Australia for cocaine shipments. Seizures of the drug have grown by 20 per cent since 2003. In the US a kilo of cocaine is worth $30,000 to $35,000. The high Australian street value has sparked increased interest from overseas...
  • Mexican drug lords threaten foreign journos

    07/13/2007 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 1,005+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 14 July 2007
    A DRUG gang has threatened to kill foreign journalists who report on the violence between rival cartels and security forces along the US-Mexico border, media and US officials have said. Mexico's cocaine smuggling Gulf Cartel has allegedly planned to hire gunmen to kill foreign journalists working in the crime-torn Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, on the border with Texas. In response, two Texas-based newspapers have pulled their reporters from the city. The US government condemned the threats and said it would try to protect US journalists working in Mexico. "We will work with authorities in the United States and in...
  • Mexico gangs displaying severed heads

    10/21/2006 4:58:21 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 42 replies · 1,812+ views
    AP - Contra Costa Times ^ | Oct. 21, 2006 | WILL WEISSERT
    VILLA MADERO, Mexico - The drug lords at war in central Mexico are no longer content with simply killing their enemies. They are putting their severed heads on public display. In Michoacan, the home state of President-elect Felipe Calderon, 17 heads have turned up this year, many with bloodstained notes like the one found in the highlands town of Tepalcatepec in August: "See. Hear. Shut Up. If you want to stay alive." Many in Michoacan's mountains and colonial cities are doing just that: They are tightlipped, their newspapers are censoring themselves and in one town, 18 out of 32 police...
  • Mexico's Fox predicts backlash in drug war (as drug lords are soon to be extradited to US)

    03/15/2006 8:12:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 923+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/06 | Bernd Debusmann and Paul Holmes
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will begin extraditing drug lords wanted in the United States within weeks and expects a violent backlash from the powerful cartels, President Vicente Fox said on Wednesday. Fox told Reuters the legal process of handing over traffickers on the U.S. government's list had already begun. "I am confident and convinced that very soon, and I am talking about weeks, we will start the first extraditions of these leaders," Fox said. "I am sure that will provoke additional violence. ... They will try to retaliate," he said. "It could be judges, it could be government officials,...
  • Big Money In Mexican Meth

    08/19/2005 9:49:45 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 10 replies · 2,428+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 19, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    WND Exclusive CONTROLLING THE SUBSTANCES Big money in Mexican meth New laws cut down on U.S. labs, but drugs still flow Posted: August 19, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com While new state and federal laws are cutting down the number of U.S. meth labs, the deadly drugs continue to flow into the U.S. across the porous border with Mexico, say law enforcement authorities. The federal anti-meth law was recently amended to permit states to impose their own stiffer restrictions and penalties. In Oregon, for instance, legislators now require cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a principal ingredient in methamphetamine, to...
  • Embattled America fights Terrorism,Drug Lords and Brown Berets

    07/29/2005 9:08:18 PM PDT · by onyx eyes · 13 replies · 608+ views
    CNN - Lou Dobbs
    According to Lou Dobbs, CNN News, the Brown Berets have announced that they are planning to physically attack the Minuteman volunteers who are to begin guarding the Texas border this fall. The Brown Berets are led by some aged hispanic members from the 60's and 70's when they were compared with the Black Panthers. Meanwhile the Minutemen already are being harrassed and verbally attacked on a daily basis by drug gangs and protesters in California. These drug gangs and (probably paid) protesters do all that they can to try and get our wonderful law-abiding citizens to react and physically engage...
  • Coke Fiend Bin Laden

    07/26/2005 4:07:27 AM PDT · by Commander Salamander · 42 replies · 1,619+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2005 | Dan Mangan
    Osama bin Laden tried to buy a massive amount of cocaine, spike it with poison and sell it in the United States, hoping to kill thousands of Americans one year after the 9/11 attacks, The Post has learned. The evil plot failed when the Colombian drug lords bin Laden approached decided it would be bad for their business - and, possibly, for their own health, according to law-enforcement sources familiar with the Drug Enforcement Administration's probe of the aborted transaction. The feds were told of the scheme earlier this year, but its existence had never been made public. The Post...
  • UN panel sees grave women's rights abuse in Mexico

    01/28/2005 5:49:47 AM PST · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/27/05 | Reuters
    UN panel sees grave women's rights abuse in Mexico 27 Jan 2005 20:04:47 GMT Source: Reuters (Adds background, detail, paragraphs 4-14) By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A U.N. panel accused Mexico on Thursday of "grave and systematic" rights violations for failing to solve the killings of hundreds of women in the past decade near the Mexico-U.S. border. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women said it was "greatly concerned at the fact that these serious and systematic violations of women's rights have continued for over 10 years." The panel, in...
  • Attorney general investigates killings of Americans in Mexico

    02/21/2005 1:20:32 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 599+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 20, 2005
    MEXICO CITY- Mexico's federal attorney general's office said Sunday it will investigate the killings of two U.S. citizens and two Mexicans in the central Mexican state of Michoacan. Omar Chavez and Alejandro Munoz, both of Dallas, were among four people whose bullet-ridden bodies were discovered Friday near Tacambaro, about 150 miles west of Mexico City. The four men were reported missing more than a week before their decomposing bodies were found. Authorities found 60 spent rounds of ammunition and one live round that suggested an assault rifle and another military firearm had been used in the killings, according to a...
  • UPDATED: FBI warns drug cartel has plot to kidnap federal agents

    01/31/2005 1:27:52 AM PST · by NativeTexun · 25 replies · 1,360+ views
    Web Posted: 01/28/2005 07:47 PM CST Dane Schiller and Guillermo Contreras San Antonio Express-News MEXICO CITY — The FBI warned all federal agents Friday that a Mexican drug cartel has 250 armed men on the border near Matamoros and is planning to kidnap two federal agents in the United States and smuggle them into Mexico where they will be murdered. The FBI office in San Antonio declined to discuss the source of the information, but issued a written bulletin warning of an "immediate threat to law-enforcement personnel." The bulletin goes on to say the "extremely violent" drug-smuggling organization known as...
  • HILLARY'S ALBATROSS

    11/09/2004 8:28:42 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 2,802+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2003 | CHARLES SMITH
    There are times when Hillary Clinton must wish that her husband were dead. Don't get me wrong. I want Bill Clinton to live a long and scandal-filled life. I have no plans to hurl an ashtray at the former beach-boy president. In fact, I would take a bullet for Bill Clinton if only to protect my income as a reporter. However, if Hillary wants to win the White House, she could make it a cakewalk if Bill were pushing up daises. Imagine Hillary running for president if Bill were suddenly to die. The former first lady would be the object...
  • El Paso's FBI chief retires 'abruptly'

    11/08/2003 9:24:00 PM PST · by FITZ · 52 replies · 434+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | November 8, 2003 | Diana Washington Valdez
    The FBI's top man in El Paso, Hardrick Crawford Jr., retired "abruptly" Friday afternoon amid complaints against him by Mexican officials. Crawford, 54, declined Saturday to discuss specific reasons for his retirement after 23 years with the FBI, including the past two years as special agent in charge of the El Paso office. "I had think been thinking about retiring for over a year, and I decided to tender my resignation at this time to pursue private consulting," he said in a telephone interview. "I will remain in the El Paso area for now. That's all I want to say...
  • Women try to fill gaps left after arrests of Mexican drug lords

    05/10/2003 8:20:14 AM PDT · by FITZ · 4 replies · 274+ views
    El Diario ^ | May 10, 2003 | AP
    MEXICO CITY _ Mexico's success in arresting drug lords has led to a strange new world of trafficking: an influx of Colombian dealers, the rise of ''low profile'' smugglers and even the entrance of women as leading figures in some cartels. American officials are quick to praise the arrest of at least a half-dozen major traffickers in the last two years, successes that mark one of the few recent bright spots in U.S.-Mexican relations dominated by disagreements over the war in Iraq. But Colombian traffickers who long supplied the Mexican cartels, paying them either in cocaine or cash to ship...
  • Mexican police ID card for drug lord found in home of ex-girlfriend

    04/29/2003 6:25:43 PM PDT · by FITZ · 3 replies · 590+ views
    el paso times ^ | Tuesday, April 29, 2003 | Louie Gilot
    A Mexican federal police pass belonging to Juarez Cartel drug lord Vicente Carrillo Fuentes was found by the FBI inside a West El Paso luxury home. The find occurred during the search of the house of a former, unnamed girlfriend of Carrillo on Oct. 16, 2000, FBI officials said. The agency chose to release the information now to jump- start the investigation that lost momentum when FBI priorities shifted from drugs to counter-terrorism after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, said Hardrick Crawford, the FBI special agent in charge in El Paso. Carrillo is wanted in the United States for...
  • Mexico arrests alleged drug lord Osiel Cardenas

    03/15/2003 7:09:11 AM PST · by FITZ · 17 replies · 7,209+ views
    AP/El Diario ^ | March 14, 2003 | MARK STEVENSON
    MEXICO CITY - Reputed drug lord Osiel Cardenas was arrested Friday after a fierce firefight with Mexican soldiers, cutting short the career of a man so bold he once threatened U.S. federal agents, leading the FBI to offer a US$2 million reward for his capture. Allegedly the leader of the Gulf drug cartel and the third major drug boss to fall in the last year, Cardenas was arrested in Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas, Defense Secretary Gen. Gerardo Vega Garcia told a news conference. At least two Mexican soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in the shootout with Cardenas' gunmen, who...