Aug 10, 2011

Whack-a-mole Drug War: Court Pleadings Charge U.S. Complicity in Mexico's Drug War

It appears that the whack-a-mole drug war just got whackier.

Court Pleadings Charge U.S. Complicity in Mexico's Drug War - IPS "Late last week, the son of a top dog in Mexico's notorious Sinaloa drug cartel filed pleadings in a Chicago federal court accusing the U.S. government and its agencies of giving the cartel 'carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States'.

The charges, though virtually ignored by the U.S. media, have opened a window on U.S. drug policy south of its border, which many analysts have decried as corrupt and ineffective for years.

In his two-page court pleading, Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla – the son of Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada Garcia, an alleged leader of the Mexico- based Sinaloa drug- and weapons-trafficking organisation - described a collaborative relationship between the cartel and the U.S. Department of Justice and its many arms, including agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation."

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