After a major explosion occurred at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, firefighters discovered a huge drug lab for Cristal meth, cocaine and fentanyl.
The firefighters of the Langley City Fire-Rescue were rapidly mobilized on the site, where they fought the fire for almost six hours before they were finally able to extinguish the flames.
The powerful blast was heard for miles around the complex and sent plumes of black smoke into the air.
While inspecting the building to secure the area, they found large quantities of chemicals and over-the-counter highly additive medications that are used to make meth and fentanyl.
The firefighters transmitted the information to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), which dispatched dozens of deputies and investigators on the scene.
After conducting a search of the western wing of the George Bush Center for Intelligence, they found more than 2 tons of pure pseudoephedrine, as well as large quantities of acetone, iodine crystals, battery acid, drain cleaner, lantern fuel and antifreeze.
The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it had opened an investigation to determine if the site was an illegal drug lab and if the fire was caused by an illegal activity.
Twelve CIA employees were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, while two other victims and one firefighter were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The various chemicals found on the scene are either used to produce fentanyl and methamphetamine.
This is not the first time that the CIA is accused of manufacturing and trafficking illegal drugs. While the CIA was sponsoring a Secret War in Laos from 1961 to 1975, it was accused of trafficking in opium.
Several local, state, and federal investigations have also taken place concerning the alleged use of the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport as a CIA drop point in large scale cocaine trafficking beginning in the early 1980’s.
This is the first time, however, that drugs are seized on an official CIA installation, and the incident could have some very serious consequences for the organization which is already at odds with the new American President.
Neither the White House or the CIA, have officially reacted yet, but many analysts expect Donald Trump to use this investigation as a pretext to cut the agency’s funding.
Washington Post / ABC Flash Point News 2019.