Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Investigations: Drug Informant Killed, Tortured While Agents Looked Other Way

U.S. federal agents looked the other way while one of their drug informants participating in the torture and murder of a dozen people in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, says this item about the revelations of the DEA's retired former head of South American operations, Sandalio “Sandy” Gonzalez. The informant received $220,000 for his services infiltrating the notorious Juarez cartel, says Gonzalez in this very interesting Q&A. Gonzalez says he was reprimanded after he questioned the cover-up of the informant's activities and forced into early retirement.

TAGS: war on drugs, investigations, DEA

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