Mar 27, 2012

US Agents Kill Man in Phony Murder-for-Hire Plot

One of the more bizarre events of the 'tangled web' of U.S. involvement in the drug war... The DEA shot and killed a US citizen in a bust that included two US Army soldiers (one current, one former) for supposedly offering their services as hit men for the Zetas. The entire tragic incident was staged as a sting by the DEA.

(Reuters) A U.S. federal agent shot dead one of four men facing arrest in South Texas for being part of a murder-for-hire squad enlisted by undercover agents posing as Mexican drug cartel members, according to court documents released on Monday.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot Jerome Corley on Saturday in Laredo, Texas, where federal authorities busted three men, including an Army sergeant and a recently discharged officer, who thought they would be hired as assassins for Mexico's brutal Zetas drug cartel...

Among the arrested was Corley's cousin Kevin Corley, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colo., who served in Afghanistan and was discharged from the Army on March 13, according to an Army spokeswoman; Samuel Walker, 28, of Colorado Springs, an active-duty sergeant, according to a spokeswoman at Fort Carson; and Shavar Davis, 29, of Denver.  Read more

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