Saturday 1 October 2011

Cocaine in Operation Fast and Furious

Operation Fast and Furious has made the news of late as being a huge scandal where government agencies sold a Mexican drug cartel arms and brought back tons of cocaine to be sold in the US. Everyone is rightfully outrages that government agencies were selling guns to a Mexican drug cartel. One of those guns was used to kill a US border agent.

Yet it's also important to remember that this typical drugs for arms mission saw government agencies letting tons of cocaine be smuggled into the United States. “According to court transcripts, Niebla was allowed to import “multi-ton quantities of cocaine” into the U.S. as a result of his working relationship with the FBI, Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration.”

Operation Fast and Furious may be a new scandal breaking in the news but it simply reinforces what was going on out of Mena, Arkansas for years.

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