Michael Webster
Feds cooperate & allowed Sinaloa cartel to traffic cocaine into U.S.
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By Michael Webster
August 8, 2011

The U.S. Government through our federal agents have encouraged the largest and most feared Mexican drug cartel ( Sinaloa) to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about Los Zetas and other rival cartels, according to U.S. federal court documents obtained by U.S. Border Fire Report.

The information is 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.

According to the U.S. Attorney General, the Sinaloa Cartel is responsible for importing into the United States and distributing nearly 200 tons of cocaine and large amounts of heroin between 1990 and 2008.

This case involving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is proving to be equally as blatant and as illegal activity as on par with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Operation Fast and Furious," which included the DEA and other Federal law enforcement agencies except that instead of U.S. guns being allowed to walk across the border, the Sinaloa cartel was allowed to bring drugs into the United States. Zambada-Niebla claims he was permitted to smuggle drugs from 2004 until his arrest in 2009.

The court in Chicago had a status hearing on Wednesday and ordered the government to respond to allegations in Zambada-Niebla's motion by Sept. 11.

Guzman and the Zambadas allegedly provided agents of the Drug

Enforcement Administration, FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with information about other Mexican drug traffickers through Loya-Castro.

"Loya himself continued his drug trafficking activities with the knowledge of the United States government without being arrested or prosecuted," the court documents state.

Zambada-Niebla met voluntarily with U.S. federal agents on March 17, 2009, at the Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City, which is near the U.S. Embassy, "for the purpose of his continuing to provide information to the DEA and the U.S. government personally, rather than through Loya," court records allege.

"DEA agents (then) told Loya-Castro to tell Mr. Zambada-Niebla that they wanted to continue the same arrangements with him as they had with Mr. Loya-Castro."

Five hours after the meeting, Mexican authorities arrested Zambada-Niebla and extradited him later to the United States. His father and Guzman are fugitives.

The court documents also allege that the U.S. government is using a "divide and conquer" strategy, "using one drug organization to help against others."

Zambada-Niebla's motion seeks U.S. government records about the 2003 Juárez case involving an informant who participated in several homicides for the Carrillo-Fuentes drug cartel, while under ICE's supervision.

He also requested records about the ATF's "Operation Fast and Furious," which permitted weapons purchased illegally in the United States to be smuggled into Mexico, sometimes by paid U.S. informants and cartel leaders.

In another unexplained activity of the U.S. Government Mexican lawyer Humberto Loya-Castro, another high-level Sinaloa cartel leader, had his 1995 U.S. drug-trafficking case dismissed in 2008 after serving as an informant for 10 years for the U.S. government

"It is estimated that approximately 3,000 people were killed in Mexico and at least two American federal agents were killed as a result of 'Operation Fast and Furious,' including many other Mexican law enforcement officers in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, the headquarters of the Sinaloa cartel. The Department of Justice's leadership apparently saw this as an ingenious way of combating drug cartel activities. Randall Samborn, assistant U.S. attorney and spokesman for the Justice Department in Chicago, declined comment. Calls to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder have not been returned.

Just how much of the tons of cocaine allowed into this country by the feds lead to arrests and convictions is not known. But what we do believe said a long time DEA informant who wants to remain anonymous is those drugs produced millions of dollars in cash for the Sinaloa cartel. As a result many American lives were affected in very negative ways including some possible deaths.

Other related articles by Michael Webster:

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Obama administration caught arming Mexican Drug Cartels By Michael Webster As the Obama administration continues to stonewall congressional inquiries regarding orders issued to ATF agents to allow the arming of drug and illegal alien importing paramilitary groups, the level of public concern and alarm is growing...

America's guns being used to kill U.S. law enforcement By Michael Webster Federal investigators say the guns used to kill a U.S. immigration agent in Mexico last month and the U.S. Border Patrol Agent last Dec in Arizona has been traced to U.S. gun dealers...

Related to above: Issa Grills Attorney General Holder on Operation Fast & Furious and Project Gunrunner

http://youtu.be/4NqH88cSBqI

For more Investigative reports by Michael Webster on the war on drugs and terror go to: 2009–2010 Archives: U.S. Border Fire Report

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