Robert Parry: Contra-Cocaine Was a Real Conspiracy

December 4, 2013 in News

Robert Parry | In the insular world of Manhattan media, there’s much handwringing over the latest blow to print publications as New York Magazine scales back from a weekly to a biweekly. But the real lesson might be the commercial failure of snarky writing, the kind that New York demonstrated in its recent hit piece…

Where the Wars on Drugs and Terror Collide: Africa’s “Narco-jihadists”

February 16, 2013 in News

Anne Marie Mergier Proceso (via Borderland Beat) February 16, 2013   PARIS (Proceso) — “The struggle against Islamic terrorism has so absorbed the attention of Western leaders that their battle [...]

Witness Claims “Panama Unit” Officers Busted Him On Lesser Charge To Keep His Cocaine, $25,000 Cash

February 1, 2013 in News

Sergio Chapa Valley Central February 1, 2013   Traces of Reality:  Another chapter in the ongoing Panama Unit scandal in south Texas…  -DB The FBI is protecting a new witness that [...]

Pair of Houston Cops Busted for Taking $2,000 Bribe To Escort Cocaine Shipment

January 31, 2013 in News

Dane Schiller House Chronicle’s Narco Confidential Blog January 31, 2013   The arrest earlier this week of two Houston police officers charged with taking a measly $1,000 a piece to [...]

Panama Unit Conspirators Plead Not Guilty to Charges of Cocaine Trafficking

January 20, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Three former cops accused of protecting drug loads pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in federal court after the fourth former lawman charged in the case also pleaded not guilty Monday.

DEA Busts Billion-dollar Drug Trafficking Operation Involving Canadian Mafia, Hells Angels, and Sinaloa Cartel

January 17, 2013 in News

Daily Mail | Court documents reveal a huge network of drug dealers that included outlaw bikers, the Canadian Mafia and a Mexican drug cartel responsible for supplying New York City with nearly a billion dollars in marijuana was taken down by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Canadian authorities.

Accused “Sendero Luminoso” Guerilla Leader “Comrade Artemio” Will Testify In Court

January 11, 2013 in News

Insight Crime | In a surprise, Peru’s Shining Path leader, alias “Comrade Artemio,” says he will no longer invoke his right to remain silent and will testify in court, after contracting a new lawyer who is also a leader in a political movement linked to the guerrilla group.

Sheriff will abolish troubled ‘Panama Unit’

January 7, 2013 in News

The Monitor | Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño says the department’s troubled “Panama Unit” — a special narcotics squad now under federal investigation for playing both sides of the law — will be dissolved Monday.

Head of 9/11 Hijackers’ Flight School Faces Drug Running Charges

December 15, 2012 in News

ABC News | The man who ran the flight school that unwittingly trained two of the 9/11 hijackers now sits behind bars, accused of drug smuggling and offering his illicit services to an undercover federal officer

TOR TV: “Powderburns: The Cele Castillo Interview” (From TORradio #6)

September 13, 2012 in TOR TV

  Former DEA agent turn government whistle-blower, Cele Castillo, speaks out on the War on Drugs, government corruption, CIA, DEA , and ATF involvement/complicity, Operation Fast and Furious, and the [...]