Did Feds Allow a Mexican Drug Cartel to Sell Cocaine in the U.S.?

Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times

U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.

The allegations are 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.

The case could prove to be a bombshell on par with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Operation Fast and Furious,” 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.

Randall Samborn, assistant U.S. attorney and spokesman for the Justice Department in Chicago, declined comment.

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.

According to the court documents, 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.

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.

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Comments

  1. And now we know why they refuse to close our borders and protect the citizens of the U.S. I believe our entire government is corrupt, there may be a few honest persons, but they seem few and far between. We need new laws to protect our selves and our country.

    • We have plenty of laws to protect our country, in fact we have an over abundance of protective laws, unfortunately we don't have anyone to enforce the laws now broken, subpoenas don't even affect them. The last hope would be the provost Marshall.

  2. The opportunity to actually impeach him is present – get on it
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  3. Maybe this action coincides with the fast and furious weapons deal and there is far more to this story than meets the eye. If our government is involved in such a way that certain politicians are on the cartels payroll, we would have a problem which would reach deep into our government and an even bigger problem weeding them out. Could be why the strange silence from our Congress and Senate on issues of national importance.

  4. There is no depth to which this admin will sink. Does chicago bring any thoughts to mind about who is in cahoots with who. So this cartel could keep selling drugs as long as they ratted on the others. This is total b.s. I've read where the mexican gov wants to go after the US for this ficasco but have not heard if they have. Just how much more do people need to throw these low-lifes out of DC?

    • Fed's have been doing this @ least since CIA Director Bush & has only gotten worse.When will "The War on Drugs" end for good???

      • It's been since well before Bush. Don't know which president started this, but I do know it's was also going on under the Clinton administration. Truth is the only people who get into power are those people who are already involved in some way in the corruption.

  5. If we didn't know better, we might think that Holder, BO, and BO's handler Soros [the Nazi Jew killer] ,might be trying to create Chaos, and Anarchy, but to of course to do that they would have to do away with 2nd Amendment, which makes all the other Amendments and the constitution viable, and we know that nice guys like BO, Holder, and Soros or Soras would never think of doing that.

  6. When will enough people realize that the obama administration is a criminal conspiracy to overthrow our Constitution in order to bring in communism? I thought communists were no longer in the government until I started researching 3 years ago. The fact is that the democratic party is full of socialist and communists. I consider them to be the same. Both are atheistic regimes. No society will work without God. We must fight against the corruption in our country. Conservativebyte.com released documents two days ago that show the membership of the Socialist Democratic Society, a communist organization. The masks are starting to come off.

  7. It is like I have always said everything that is illegal is illegal only because the government hates competition. The government decides what is legal or illegal to do when it should be the people that decides what is legal or illegal. It is time that We The People take this authority to decide what is legal or illegal back. We should be the ones making that determination, not the government. Then the government should be used to enforce our determinations. That is the way it should be.

  8. yup. ahlbomya is in it up to his eyeballs. gunrunner, fast and furious, coke freely passing through the border, id say its past time for impeachment! our corrupt government has absolutely run amuck! how do we make it a reality? after his trial, drop him off 50 miles on the other side of the border. they deserve something for the thousands of lives over there that our government has affected.
    friends across the border, i apoligise for any actions by any of our elected officials which may have had an adverse reaction that the american people did not endorse. the blame goes squarely on our president, and many others in office, down through his chain of command. never the less, im really sorry all this has happened because of the coruption we have in public office here.

    like gayle said, how much more do we have to take, people, before we throw these low-lifes out?
    whats it gonna take to make it happen? i signed a couple petitions online to impeach, but dont know what else to do. any free lawyers that dont like obama in the house?
    peace

    • Actually, if you get enugh signatures, you can file a lawsuit and represent yourselves….it's called pro se
      Better to have a lawyer because even though the law is very specific and easy to understand, it is the procedures in a courtroom that damn many cases. I learned that the hard way. So gather up some names and let's get crackin…..there are plenty of lawyers that would take the case for the exposure and the practice….(they practice law, remember)….

  9. Did they sell the drugs, distribute them througout the US & other Destinations or provide them to all branches of the Goverment or or did they take them themselves, It is aire apparent to me that those entities afore mentioned are on some kind of drugs in their pentient for power & Greed

  10. PTCRUISERMAN says:

    Hmmm! From the dates I see in the article it also goes back to another administration, even though it was a Democratic controlled Congress. Sure makes a person wonder who all is involved and was doing this…….THEN WANTING TO TAKE MY GUN………..LOL!

  11. Ever wonder WHY the politicians in Dc do NOT EVER have to take a drug test? Figure it out!

  12. General Electric is planning to move its 115-year-old X-ray division from Waukesha, Wis., to Beijing. In addition to moving the headquarters, the company will invest $2 billion in China and train more than 65 engineers and create six research centers. This is the same GE that made $5.1 billion in the United States last year, but paid no taxes-the same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the United States.

    So let me get this straight. President Obama appointed GE Chairman Jeff Immelt to head his commission on job creation (job czar).Immelt is supposed to help create jobs.

    I guess the Barack Obama forgot to tell him in which country he was supposed to be creating those jobs.

  13. Of course I believe it. Nothing is too low for Obama and his thugs. They probably got a kickback from the sale of the drugs.

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  16. What is really driving all this, is the fact that there is a BLACK man in the White House.
    Many Americans just cannot handle this but are not honest enough to admit their racism.
    One can always find a reason, no matter how trivial, to impeach a President; look at
    what Clinton went through with the Monica Lewinsky crap. Was this anything to get
    excited about? And what about George Bush's blatant lies that got this country into a
    serious war in Iraq…

    • CA_Dreamer says:

      You need to stop drinking kool-aid Robert, the issue people have with the imposter in the white house has nothing to do with skin color, it has everything to do with him destroying the United States. People like you and most liberals is that you are the the racists, but are the first to call everyone else that has an opposing opinion a racist. We real people know that you are not quite right in the head, it seems to be like people with ADHD.

      • Wtf..?? Don't blame OUR president for the shit that Bush created..!!

        • I WOULD SUPPOSE YOU WOULD BE UNKNOWN. WHO THE HELL ELSE WOULD SAY SUCH A STUPID REMARK. THAT FOOL YOU CALL A PRESIDENT THAT IS SO DAMMED CROOKED HE COULD NOT HIDE BEHIND A CORK SCREW , AND 4 LOUSY YEARS LATER STILL BLAMING SOMEONE ELSE FOR HIS LAMELESSNESS. OMG GROW UP WOULD YA!!

  17. WELL WHEN THE HELL IS THE 'LAW ENFORCEMENT' ARM OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOING TO ARREST PROSECUTE AND INPRISON THIS ILLEGAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO IS AND HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAW BREAKERS IN THIS COUNTRY– AND ITRS LARGEST ENEMY. LETS GET IT DONE!!!!!! THIS IS JUST ONE OF HIS CRIMINAL ACTIONS!!!!! HOW MNY MORE WILL IT TAKE TO GET HIM OUT BEFORE OUR COUNTRY PAYS THE PRICE OF THE LOSS OF OUR DEMOCRAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY, ?

  18. WHO THREATENED SARAH PALIN AND MICHELLE BACHMAN?

    By Dr. Laurie Roth
    August 19, 2011
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    What has happened to ‘big dog’ conservatives?

    The last three years our country has been stuck in a growing Constitutional crisis regarding the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to be President, yet most of our media, political leaders, and even those running for President have become mute regarding a sea of growing questions and scandals surrounding Obama.

    Has someone whispered in their ears and threatened them or their children?

    GOP powerhouses Sarah Palin and Karl Rove have put down birthers and apparently want them to shut up. Palin has called us ‘annoying’ and Rove has vilified us on O’Reilly, saying we have ‘real issues’ to deal with – as if the legitimacy and legality of our Commander in Chief is unreal! Most conservative politicians and media are extremely quiet about this ‘very real’ issue. Does our Constitution and the truth mean nothing now?

    Since before he was elected, Barack Obama has refused to show his long form birth certificate, even as the media and political leaders demanded that McCain show his birth certificate when he ran. McCain quickly showed it and Obama did not. The media ignored the breach and secrecy of Obama.

    As Obama took over the White House in 2008, investigations grew and lawsuits started flying against Obama regarding the growing question not only about his missing birth certificate and then the two fraudulent versions he released to the public, but also about his purloined Social Security number, his missing Selective Service record, and mountains of other missing documents.

    Some of these suits were spearheaded by attorneys Philip Berg, Orly Taitz, and Gary Kreep. Weirdly, all of the lawsuits, so far, have been thrown out of court for so-called ‘lack of standing’ – as if ordinary citizens have no rights in the eyes of the law.

  19. A complete overhaul needs to be made of this corrupt government we have, AND I MEAN NOW!

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  22. JCARROLLJC says:

    The REAL TRUTH—OBADMA is a muslim-the koran/quaran says if we do not join them and go by their SHARIA LAWS then KILL US— and the muslims like to CUT YOUR/OUR HEADS OFF. The plan is to make this a MUSLIM/SHARIA country and where we must worship ALLAH not our true GOD

  23. Well good grief, the snorter in chief HAS to get the good stuff from somewhere….don't be so harsh…instead, think overdose, overdose……

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