The US Drug Enforcement Administration has revealed that dozens of DEA officials, federal prosecutors, agency informants, and cartel members bilked taxpayers out of millions while going on luxury good shopping sprees, attending sporting events, and partying with prostitutes across the world as well.
Shocking testimony from a DEA agent who was busted after spending years embezzling huge sums and participating in debaucherous sex parties with prostitutes reveals the depth of the rot at the core of the United States’ premier ‘anti-drug’ agency.
The latest scandal comes as the administration has been repeatedly plagued by shocking accusations of widespread corruption. In May, a former DEA agent was sentenced to over 11 years for taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a narcotics trafficker.
Just a week later, additional former DEA agents were charged with accepting tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for leaking information to an accused drug dealer’s defense team.
The latest AP investigation indicates the rot may well go all the way to the core of the apple. Every year, the DEA launders millions of dollars on behalf of the world’s most-violent drug cartels through shell companies.
Many countries and governments targeted by the DEA have long insisted that nominally anti-drug operations carried out by the USA are a pretext to impose its preferred foreign policy on the rest of the world.
For the CIA and DEA, the so-called ‘war on drugs’ is an excuse to attack progressive and anti-imperialist governments, according to Bolivian President Evo Morales.
Morales was overthrown in a 2019 US-backed coup d’etat after kicking the DEA out of the country, he wrote in a 2021 tweet. It is a cover to cover up their geopolitical interests.
The sentiment was confirmed by a spokesperson for Mexico’s Chihuahua state government who claimed the CIA and the DEA don’t fight drug traffickers but rather try to manage the drug trade instead.
It’s like pest control companies, they only control, because if you finish off the pests, you are out of a job. So if the DEA finishes the drug business, they finish their jobs.
Sometimes the DEA arrests somebody, just to pretend the drugs operations work, first it was Colombia trader Pablo Escobar, who was brutally shot to death, and later the Mexican Chapo Guzman, whom now serves a life sentence in a US prison, after he was kidnapped.
Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point News 2022.